2019 CVM News: Equine cryotherapy device proves effective in treating laminitis
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This news item is about: Laminitis is never a diagnosis horse owners want to hear. This inflammatory condition of the hoof can be crippling, and some horses may need to be euthanized due to the unrelenting pain. Now, researchers at the Cornell University College of Medicine have clinically proven that an off-the-shelf cryotherapy device is effective in treating equine laminitis. Joy Tomlinson, D.V.M. ’10, research associate in the Van De Walle Lab of the Baker Institute for Animal Health, was part of a team that confirmed that the commercially available and popular Jacks Ice Boot is clinically effective in treating laminitis. This research was included in the 2018 Kester News Hour at American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2018 as one of the year’s most important findings in equine medicine.
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Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Tomlinson, Joy; van De Walle, Gerlinde; McVey, Cynthia