Program helps horse owners with speedier diagnosis

11 Oct 2018
Horse and vets
Pictured (L-R): equine medicine specialist Dr. Allison Stewart, equine surgery specialist Dr Albert Sole-Guitart, and master farrier Craig Jones. with a 23 year old stallion with PPID, EMS and chronic laminitis.

An educational program is helping horse owners and vets to recognise and treat two hormonal conditions which are the most common causes of founder.

University of Queensland researcher Dr Allison Stewart said the program could help reduce the impact of founder, or equine laminitis, which causes devastating hoof inflammation, pain and lameness.

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