Sunday, October 23, 2005

Chris Pollitt's Latest Research Summarized in Hoofcare & Lameness #79

New information about laminitis and the microanatomy of the hoof will be presented by Chris Pollitt in Palm Beach. Hoofcare & Lameness Jouranl Edition #79, just completed, should reach all subscribers before the conference, so you will have a chance to learn about some of the Australian advances. We expect to hear about even more.

A very interesting aspect is this arterial (not veinous) cast of the blood supply to the lamellae. Dr Pollitt "discovered" an aspect of the microcirculation in the foot, whereby an alternate blood supply was discovered within the "bone marrow" of the coffin bone. What implications does this have for laminitis prevention and/or treatment? Find out in Palm Beach!

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