Laminitis Explained

Author: David W. Ramey

Publisher: Horse Health Explained S.

ISBN: 9781872119557

Category: Horses

Page: 111

View: 9355

Informative and practical, with up-to-date findings on causes and treatment, the facts imparted in this guide aim to help you formulate a rational approach to the prevention and treatment of laminitis. Should be useful to horse owners as a first line of defence against this dreaded disease.

Index Veterinarius

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Veterinary medicine

Page: N.A

View: 8047

Concise Guide to Laminitis in the Horse

Author: David W. Ramey

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 7800

Dr. Ramey breaks down the complex disease of laminitis into bite-size, comprehensible parts, helping owners formulate a rational approach to the prevention and treatment of the problem.

Feed Your Horse Like a Horse

Optimize Your Horse's Nutrition for a Lifetime of Vibrant Health

Author: Ph. D. Juliet M. Getty

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608442144

Category: Horses

Page: 484

View: 2884

Feeding is the foundation of every horse's health, and every owner cares about it, but answers can be hard to find. Based on solid science and the author's long experience, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse illuminates the secrets of equine nutrition and points the way toward lifelong vitality for your horse. Part I explains the physiology of the horse's digestion and nutrient use; Part II offers recommendations for specific conditions such as insulin resistance and laminitis, as well as discussion about feeding through the life stages, from foals to athletes to aged horses. Whether you are a novice horse owner or a seasoned professional, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse will be your most valuable resource on equine nutrition. You'll begin in Section 1 with an up-to-date overview of nutrition and horse physiology that is designed for everyone, from the novice to the lifelong horseman. Section 2 will empower you to make the right feeding decisions that support your horse's innate needs, regardless of his condition or activity type. As a reference book, you have the freedom to choose which sections to read. Topics include: Choosing the right hay or concentrates Helping easy and hard keepers How vitamins and minerals work Recognizing and eliminating stress Importance of salt and other electrolytes Treating insulin resistance Reducing the risk of laminitis Recovery for the rescued horse Nutrient fundamentals Dealing with genetic disorders Managing allergies Alleviating arthritis Diagnosing equine Cushing's disease Preventing ulcers and colic Feeding treats safely Pregnancy and lactation Feeding the orphaned foal Optimizing growth Optimizing athletic work and performance Changing needs as horses age Considerations for donkeys and mules Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is a consultant, speaker, and writer in equine nutrition. A retired university professor and winner of several teaching awards, Dr. Getty presents seminars to horse organizations and works with individual owners to create customized nutrition plans designed to prevent illness and optimize their horses' overall health and performance. Based in beautiful rural Bayfield, Colorado, Dr. Getty runs a consulting company, Getty Equine Nutrition, LLC (GettyEquineNutrition.com), through which she helps horse owners locally, nationally, and internationally. The well-being of the horse remains Dr. Getty's driving motivation, and she believes every horse owner should have access to scientific information in order to give every horse a lifetime of vibrant health.

Understanding the Horse's Feet

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975577

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 499

Understanding the Horse's Feet sets out to explain the complexity of this subject in terms that the lay person can understand, and help the horse owner to have confidence in discussing foot-related issues with their vet or farrier/trimmer. The perennial problem of laminitis is examined in depth, together with other conditions that commonly affect the horse's foot. Topics covered include: The structure of the horse's foot; Examining horses' feet; The function of the hoof and the other foot structures; Laminitis; Investigating lameness. A practical guide to understanding the complexities of the horse's feet, aimed at horse owners, riding instructors, veterinary nurses and students. Superbly illustrated with 228 colour photographs and diagrams. John Stewart is an experienced vet and has his own equine practice.

Equine Laminitis

Author: James K. Belknap,Raymond J. Geor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119944716

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 4334

The first book dedicated to this common, serious, and complex equine disease, Equine Laminitis is the gold-standard reference to the latest information on every aspect of the disease and its treatment. Offering a comprehensive, evidence-based knowledge of the disease and therapies from over 30 experts from around the world, the book describes the current understanding of the pathophysiology of the three primary causes of laminitis, the biomechanical principles behind displacement of the distal phalanx, and thoroughly discusses the diagnosis and therapeutic management of the different types of laminitis cases. It presents an overview of options for foot management of different types of displacement, with discussions on making decisions on adjusting therapies in the long term case and both anticipating and managing complications if they occur. This state-of-the-art reference promotes a complete understanding of laminitis, and aids in developing effective prevention and treatment strategies. Equine Laminitis is an essential resource for the approach to a laminitis case and an invaluable tool for clinicians, including equine veterinarians, specialists, and farriers, and researchers. Key features Provides the first book devoted specifically to equine laminitis Discusses the current state of knowledge on all aspects of the disease, including its history, relevant anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, the diagnostic workup, and clinical treatment Presents 50 chapters written by leading international experts, under the editorship of the foremost authority on equine laminitis Offers a thorough understanding of this common affliction, grounded in the scientific literature Describes effective prevention and treatment plans

Laminitis and Founder

Author: Doug Butler,Frank Gravlee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979485701

Category: Hoofs

Page: 92

View: 1197

Advances in Laminitis, Part II, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice - E-Book

Author: Christopher C. Pollitt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700762

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 1862

This issue is the second half of the topic on laminitis, one of the most challenging diseases for the equine clinician to treat. Articles include endocrinopathic metabolism, equine metabolic syndrome, hyperinsulinemic laminitis, pasture associated laminitis, corticosteroid associated laminitis, supporting limb laminitis, pharmacological basis for the treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis, pain management of chronic laminitis, chronic laminitis: larval therapy, chronic laminitis foot support: support shoes, pasture management, diet and exercise, herd management, and much more!

Advances in Laminitis, Part I, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice - E-Book

Author: Christopher C. Pollitt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700754

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 660

Articles include: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Lamellar, Dermal-Epidermal Interface, Carbohydrate Alimentary Overload Laminitis, Events in the Hindgut, Therapeutic Hypothermia (cryotherapy) to Prevent and Treat Acute Laminitis, Acute Laminits: Supportive Medical Therapy, First Aid for the Foot: Therapeutic and Mechanical Support, Serial Venography after Carbohydrate-Induced Laminitis, Venography and Its Clinical Application in North America, Chronic Laminitis: Strategic Hoof Wall Resection, The Laminar Wedge of Chronic Laminitis, Lysis of the Distal Phalanx in Chronic Laminitis, Chronic Laminitis Foot Support: Clogs, Homecare for the Chronic Laminitis Case, The Pharmacological Basis for the Treatment of Developmental and Acute Laminitis, and Black Walnut Extract Laminitis: An Inflammatory Model.

Healing Horses

Their Way!

Author: Marijke Van de Water

Publisher: Sapphire Publishing

ISBN: 9780981049229

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 3478

Every horse needs their owner to read this book. This book is an incredible wealth of information on health, nutrition and healing written on a solid foundation of science clinical practice, wisdom, knowledge and intuition. Nothing is missed in this book - it is comprehensive, thorough and contains cutting edge material on diet, feed and therapeutic nutrition. Learn about the underlying cause and successful treatment programs for colic, cribbing, digestive problems, parasites, weight loss, weight gain, leaky gut, skin conditions, insect sensitivities, allergies, heaves, head shaking, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, fatigue and immune problems. There is extensive information on Marijke's expertise with laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome and the health programs necessary to reverse these conditions.The Therapeutic Reference Guide has natural treatment programs for all health conditions and is one you will refer to many times over. This 2nd edition is up-dated with new information, current nutritional knowledge, organ function and physiology, and much, much more. A new chapter outlines all of the organ and body systems, as well common health problems, and includes their most common nutrient deficiencies, vitamins, minerals, beneficial supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies. Read about hoof nutrition, slow feeders, fats and oils, hay types, growing hay, grass, fibre, protein, sugars, starches, beet pulp, probiotics, health foods for horses, herbs, homeopathy, supplements, exercise and natural horse-keeping. Marijke van de Water has written an extraordinary horse health book based on two decades of experience as a gifted and compassionate healer. The book is rife with fascinating case studies and sets a new standard for horse health care. Marike is no longer a well-kept secret - her reputation as a healer and educator is now world-wide. This book is a must read!

Equine Behavior - E-Book

A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052922

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4218

Equine Behavior: A guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is the quintessential reference for all who really want to know what makes horses tick. Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable. Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

The Essential Hoof Book

The Complete Modern Guide to Horse Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Susan Kauffmann,Christina Cline

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768536

Category: Medical

Page: 483

View: 3883

The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily–for better or for worse–in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.

Navicular Syndrome Explained

Author: David W. Ramey

Publisher: Horse Health Explained S.

ISBN: 9781872119472

Category: Horses

Page: 96

View: 3614

Navicular Syndrome, one of the most common forms of lameness in performance horses, is caused by the pain associated with the compression of an inflamed bone and related structures. This book describes what the condition is, how it develops, and how to understand the diagnosis and treatments.

A Horse is a Horse - of Course

A Guide to Equine Behaviour

Author: Jane Myers,Stuart Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994156136

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 7069

Understanding horse behaviour is a very important part of caring for horses properly. It is very easy to convince yourself that your horse is content to do all of the things that you enjoy, but a better approach is to understand that your horse sees the world quite differently to you, after all, you are a primate (hunter/gatherer) and your horse is a very large hairy herbivore! So it's not surprising that you both have a very different view of the world. We recommend that if in doubt take everything 'back to basics' and think about what a horse has evolved to be. This book describes horse behaviour in both the wild 'natural' environment and in the domestic environment. It then looks at how you can reduce stress in the domestic horse by understanding and acknowledging their real needs, resulting in a more 'well-adjusted', content and thriving animal. Do your horse a favour and read this book!

Equine MRI

Author: Rachel C. Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444329209

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 762

Equine MRI is a unique, comprehensive guide to MRI in the horse. Edited by Rachel Murray, a leading authority and researcher in the field with over ten years of equine clinical MRI experience, the book also includes contributions from worldwide experts in the subject. Divided into the following four sections, the book presents key information based on previous validation work and clinical practice: Principles of MRI, including the practicalities of image acquisition and interpretation Normal MRI anatomy and normal variations Different types of pathological change Options for clinical management and prognosis for different conditions MRI is a rapidly expanding area in veterinary medicine that confers detailed, three-dimensional information on both bone and soft tissue. Expanding clinical knowledge, improvements in technology, and practical application of MRI to the standing and recumbent horse means this useful imaging modality has become an integral and essential part of the diagnostic evaluation in lameness and is a realistic option for investigation of ophthalmological, neurological and cranial pathology. Equine MRI enables readers to understand the best ways to achieve good quality images, and provides a detailed explanation of the problems that may occur. With close to 950 normal and abnormal images, this book offers considerable detail and examples of both common and uncommon problems, making it a great reference for equine veterinarians, veterinary students, specialists in equine surgery, and specialists in veterinary imaging.

Equine Acupressure

A Working Manual

Author: Nancy A. Zidonis,Marie K. Soderberg,Amy Snow

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780964598232

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 4315

Founder

Prevention and Cure the Natural Way

Author: Jaime Jackson

Publisher: Star Ridge Pub

ISBN: 9780965800730

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 2678