Dear Fellow ECIR Members,
The US alone has almost 10 million horses.
The most current estimates are that 10% to 15% of horses will suffer from laminitis every year, with 80% to 90% of the cases caused by endocrine disease.
That is, on average, 1 million per year in the US alone.
It can be a death sentence if not diagnosed and managed correctly.
Since 1999, the ECIR Group has improved the welfare of equines with metabolic disorder by focusing on prevention and treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis. Helping caregivers learn to recognize the importance of diagnosis, diet, trim, and exercise has seen thousands through the complications of Equine Cushing’s Disease and Insulin Resistance.
To this end, the 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference planning is in the works. Details include these:
When: The weekend of October 27 - 29, 2017
Where: Tucson Hilton East, Tucson, AZ
Speakers: Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD
Robert M. Bowker, VMD, PhD
Jaini Clougher, BSc, BVSc
Kathleen Gustafson, PhD
Lisa Lancaster, DVM
Lavinia Fiscaletti - Moderator and Senior ECIR Group Member
Paige Poss - Anatomy of the Equine, LLC
Carol Layton, BSc, M.Ed - Balanced Equine Nutrition
Topics: How Did We Get Here: Historical Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of PPID and IR
Forage Analysis: How and Why?
Getting Organized - Diagnosis, Diet, Trim + Exercise
IR and the Immune System
Endocrinopathic laminitis: How is it Different?
Acute Care for Endocrinopathic Laminitis
Understanding Laminitis May Lie in How We View Normal Growth Processes of the Hoof Wall and Suspensory Function
The Vascular Cushion of the Frog: How Fascia and Microvessels in the Frog Support the Horse, Dissipate Energy, and Help Avoid the Consequences of Laminitis
The Coffin Bone — What is Normal? What high powered histological evidence shows about adaptation of the equine foot
Considering the Live Horse: How Nerves Affect Comfort During Laminitis and Rehabilitation
And more to be announced!
Attendees: Any professional or owner who has one or more horses in their care.
Ticket Pricing: $280 Lecture Admission
$75 Discount for Veterinary students
No children under 16 at lectures.
We will be applying for Veterinary Continuing Education Credit Hours and will announce that information when we receive approval.
As final details are put in place, registration info will be announced to the group. Keep an eye out for conference info on groups.io, Facebook, ecirhorse.org, nolaminitis.org, and IVIS.
Attendees of the 2011, 2013, and 2015 conferences welcomed the latest in research and specific protocols used to improve the welfare of equines in their care. The 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference will continue to build on that mission.
A huge thank you to host Leigh Jacobs for the work she has done to date!
Please mark the date and stay tuned!
Nancy C in NH
ECIR Moderator 2003
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