Flashcards in Laminitis Deck (20)
inflammation of the lamellae of the inner hoof capsule
What are the Risk factors for laminitis?
Endotoxemia/Sepsis or SIRS
Trauma: "road founder"
Post vasoconstriction phase and the return of circulation after hypoxic event
What diseases can cause Laminitis?
What are the Biomechanical forces of the hoof?
Weight of the horse
Ground countered force
DDFT (tensile) force
Obel grade 1
shift weight from one foot to the other, but will move relatively freely
Obel grade 2
lameness is more obvious, when turning, stilted gait and shuffling
Obel grade 3
reluctant to move and resists any attempt to lift a foot because of the pain this will induce in the contralateral foot
Obel grade 4
most severe grade, immobile and often recumbent
What is the measurement from the navicular bone to the hoof?
If the CE is more than 12mm what is the diagnosis?
What is the measurement of the HWL?
What is the diagnosis if the HML is more than 18mm?
What is the appropriate Sole depth?
What is the treatment for the Developmental phase of Laminitis?
Treat primary cause
What is the treatment for Acute Laminitis?
What are the treatment options at the hoof level?
Decreasing the tnesion of the DDFT on the coffin bone
Unloading the laminar interface
Protecting sensitive tissue
What does the Prognosis for Laminitis depend on?
Amount of Lamellar damage
Coronary band damage
Chronic compensated Laminitis
the coffin bone has displaced and stabilized to some degree
Hoof growth is often slow or distorted