Collaboration as a Key Feature of Equine Evidence-Based Research: A Laminitis Case Study

Claire Wylie BVM&S, MSc, PhD, MRCVS1

1Rossdales Equine Hospital, Beaufort Cottage Stables, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JS
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Vol 2, Issue 1 (2017)

Published: 16 March 2017

DOI: 10.18849/VE.V2I1.104

It is widely believed that laminitis poses a threat to the health and welfare of all Equidae; however, there is a paucity of evidence-based research on fundamental aspects of the disease, including how commonly it occurs, its clinical presentation and those animals at greatest risk. Following generous funding from World Horse Welfare, we have produced a programme of work over the last eight years to improve the evidence base regarding the epidemiology of laminitis. This talk will outline the methods we used to gather evidence-based data in the equine field, highlight the challenges and lessons we have learnt, and emphasise the crucial role the veterinary practitioner can play in both providing and using such evidence-based data.

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