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post #31 of 34 Old 06-06-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tealamutt View Post
Interesting Mark, please link to the studies that show this. I'm serious (not being snotty)! In 10 years of studying veterinary medicine I haven't come across this at all so I'd love to learn more. I know there's more than whats in the books, but I have to see radiographic proof of this before I can tell my clients it is true.
Protocol methodology and 32 horse clinical study. Additional support data available from Dr. O'Grady. Example study radiograph included in discussion area of study.

Equine Podiatry | Dr. Stephen O'Grady, veterinarians, farriers, books, articles

Before/After radiographs presenting stem cell therapy results in a laminitic. While it's arguable as to whether the stem cell therapy or the trim/mechanics are responsible for the change, the point is the stabilization/realignment of the distal phalanx and reattachment of the interdital laminae.

From Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

A few additional research resource contacts for radiographic evidence of P3 stabilization and restoration of lamellar attachment:

Dr. Ric Redden; NANRIC - Your Source for Equine Podiatry Products & Knowledge for Farriers & Veterinarians
Dr. Chris Pollitt; The School of Veterinary Science - Dr Christopher. C. Pollitt. BVsc. Ph.D
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post #32 of 34 Old 06-06-2012, 02:32 PM
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Thanks so much Mark! really appreciate you taking the time to share the info.
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post #33 of 34 Old 06-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tealamutt View Post
By medical management I don't necessarily mean giving drugs, but changing diet, and exercise are key factors and will be for life. Stop the lifestyle changes and you will have an IR pony again, often worse and more unmanageable than before you got it under control.
OK, I had thought of that as reversible with diet/management changes. I need to do some more research into IR.... mind you, I tend to think that it's best to manage any horse as you NEED to manage an IR one.

Also, you cannot reverse rotation. You can mitigate the effects of it and hoof wall separation but once rotation happens, it remains for life which is why we try so hard to catch laminitic horses before they rotate and/or sink.
That bit I don't believe, as aside from the theory & other's many examples, I do a lot of rehab work & I've also had much personal experience to the contrary. With appropriate management, you CAN definitely very much reverse 'rotation' or 'sinking'. *Not of course saying it's always fixable BTW, & agreed it is by far & away better to manage in order to avoid the problem than have to treat it.
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One study that's been done into reversing distal descent & rotation;
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