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EHRF Research Grants: 2015-2016

June 17th, 2015

Developing a treatment for acute laminitis Drs. David Wilson, James Carmalt, Kathryn Carmalt, WCVM Laminitis is a common, life-threatening condition in horses. The inflammatory disease causes the sensitive laminae, which connect the hoof wall to the coffin bone within the foot, to separate. This process results in rotation of the coffin bone within the hoof due to the pull of …

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Dr. Joe Bracamonte, nephrosplenic closure

Exploring EndoStitch’s™ use for colic surgery

A horse’s digestive tract is a long, complicated, somewhat finicky thing. Usually it performs its functions admirably, but when the digestive tract malfunctions, it can result in painful symptoms known as colic. While mild cases of colic usually resolve with medical treatment, surgery can be the only option for treating horses suffering from severe colic. Researchers at the University of …

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