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The Occurrence and Causes of Lameness and Laminitis in the U . S . Horse Population

  title={The Occurrence and Causes of Lameness and Laminitis in the U . S . Horse Population},
  author={Albert J. Kane and Josie L. Traub-Dargatz and Willard Carl Losinger and Lindsey P. Garber},
Based on this national study, it is estimated that 50% of horse operations with 3 or more horses have one or more lame horses annually and on a given day as many as 5% of the horses could be expected to be lame. Leg or joint problems account for half of all lameness cases in the spring and winter and foot problems account for half of all cases that occur in the summer. Laminitis, although less common, still affects approximately 13% of operations and 2% of horses annually. Improved grazing… 
Epidemiological Status of Lameness in horses: A Retrospective Study
Equine lameness is emerging branch in India and there are very few studies which was conducted on incidence of lameness, but the investigations of Ramdy ( 1997), Oliver et al., (1997), Kane et al, (2000), Keegan et al%, (2000) and Baxter (2011) have shown that lameness are the most important disease and a major reason for training days being lost and wastage in horse industry.
In 364 horses, cases of hygroma, very short heel, tendonitis, fissure in the hoof, navicular syndrome, laminitis, white line disease, splints, sore shine, side bone, ring bone, tumoral calcinosis, sheard heel, incorrect shoeing and wind puff suggest that the diagnosis, therapy and prophylaxis of lameness merit a high priority in research efforts to reduce wastage among valubale show jumper horses.
Field study of the prevalence of lameness in horses with back problems
In the group of horses with orthopaedic problems there was a strong association between lameness and back problems and, in particular,there was a high prevalence of lameness among the horses with back problems.
Outcomes of Medical Treatment for Pathologies of the Equine Foot Diagnosed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A retrospective study was performed to determine the prevalence of foot pathologies of horses subjected to magnetic resonance imaging for foot lameness and the long-term outcome of horses after medical treatment and to compare the outcome between the two groups.
Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and prognosis of chronic laminitis in North America.
  • R. Hunt, R. Wharton
  • Medicine
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
  • 2010
Epidemiology of health and performance in New Zealand racehorses : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Epidemiology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
The aim of this research was to describe training and racing patterns, and causes of wastage in New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorses. Two separate studies were performed. The first involved analysis
Pasture Nonstructural Carbohydrates and Equine Laminitis 1 – 3
Fresh forages constitute a majority of the diet for many horses and ponies that graze on pastures during the growing season in many parts of the world. Grasses generally predominate in such pastures,
The WALTHAM International Nutritional Sciences Symposia Pasture Nonstructural Carbohydrates and Equine Laminitis
Fresh forages constitute a majority of the diet for many horses and ponies that graze on pastures during the growing season in many parts of the world. Grasses generally predominate in such pastures,
Horse Use and Care in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs
Most common horse lameness issues were limb lameness, back soreness, and hoof issues, and most prevalent types of supplemental care were chiropractic adjustment and massage.


Descriptive epidemiological study of equine laminitis.
A descriptive and matched case-control study of laminitis was conducted in 7 private practices and at the Texas Veterinary Medical Centre (TVMC) between May 1992 and July 1993, finding no significant associations between age, breed, sex or weight and the occurrence of acute laminationitis.
Castration and other factors affecting the risk of equine laminitis.
Ponies had a significantly greater risk of laminitis and their relative risk was 4.3 times greater than all other Equidae combined and there were significantly fewer castrated males among the affected males than expected.
Survival analysis of risk factors associated with the occurrence of lameness in a Michigan horse population.
Comparison of these results with those conducted using multivariable logistic regression strengthens the argument that there is decreased risk of lameness for horses in larger operations and increased risk of Lameness for active horses.
Age, breed, sex and seasonality as risk factors for equine laminitis.
High-speed exercise history and catastrophic racing fracture in thoroughbreds.
High total and high average daily rates of exercise distance accumulation within a 2-month period were associated with higher risks for FSI during racing, yet career patterns, such as age at first race or total proportion of career spent laid up, were not found to be associated with risk for F SI.
98 Needs Assessment Survey Results
  • USDA:APHIS:VS, CEAH. National Animal Health Monitoring System. Fort Collins, CO,
  • 1997