Sunday, November 28, 2010

Research Shows Laminitis Can Be Caused By Elevated Insulin

Researchers at the University of Queensland, in Australia, have made significant breakthroughs in laminitis research. One of the most promising findings concerns the role of insulin in triggering laminitis.

The Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation has published a summary of the work done at the University of Queensland. The document (published in November, 2007) is available to read or down-load on their website at:

Walsh Inducted Into International Equine Hall of Fame

The Animal Health Foundation is proud to announce Dr. Donald M. Walsh has been inducted into the 2009 International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.

The award was presented at the Sixth Annual International Hoof-Care Summit held Feb. 3-6, 2009, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Summit is a gathering of some of the top farriers, equine veterinarians and educators from around the world.

“This group consists of equine veterinarians who have made a substantial difference in the lives of horses and their owners”, according to Frank Lessiter, editor/publisher of the American Farriers Journal and host of the International Hoof-Care Summit. Members of the Hall of Fame consist of two categories, Practicing Veterinarian and Research & Teaching Veterinarian, and are honored for advancing Equine Veterinary Medicine.

New members of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame were also inducted at the Hoof-Care Summit.

The March, 2009 issue of American Farriers Journal will include an feature saluting the new Veterinarian and Farrier Hall members and highlighting the careers that have led to their inductions. Dr. Walsh’s great interest in equine laminitis and the establishment of the Animal Health Foundation to fund laminitis research will be included in the article.