2017 NO Laminitis! Conference - October 27-29, Tucson AZ

Nancy C

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
                        $250 Early-bird
                        $100 Guest
                        $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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