Laminitis Explained (Horse Health Explained S. No. 2)

Laminitis Explained (Horse Health Explained S. No. 2)

By: David W. Ramey (author)Paperback

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Laminitis is a painful and potentially devastating disease which originates in horses' feet. While many horses and ponies recover from an episode of laminitis uneventfully, it can end a horse's career, or even its life, and is a worry to owners, farriers and veterinary surgeons alike. This practical guide sheds light on this most unpredictable and traditionally misunderstood disease, offering information in an accessible manner. It presents an insider's view of what goes on in the feet of the horse with laminitis, and explains the latest thinking on prevention, causes, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and long-term maintenance. Dr David Ramey is a practising veterinary surgeon who specializes in all aspects of equine health care, including surgery, lameness and medicine.

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David Ramey DVM is a 1983 graduate of Colorado State University and served an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Iowa State University, 1983-84. He has been in private veterinary practice since 1984 in California and is involved with all aspects of equine health care, including surgery, lameness and medicine. He is a noted speaker and author on equine health-related topics such as arthritis, colic, laminitis, medications and supplements, nutrition, tendon and ligament injuries.


What is laminitis?; what happens, with Chris Pollitt, DVM?; diagnostics; causes, with Philip Johnson, BVSc (hons), MS, Diplomate ACVIM, MRCVS; medical treatments, with N.T. Messer, IV, DVM; foot care, Steve O'Grady, DVM; surgery; prevention, Christine King, BVSc, MACVSc (eq med), MVetClinStud; a philosophy of caring for the horse with laminitis, with William Moyer, DVM.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781872119557
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9781872119557
  • ISBN10: 1872119557

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