NO Laminitis! Conference News & Updates

October 1, 2013:
IT'S A WRAP! NO Laminitis! 2013 was a great success - and judging from the comments and feedback, the consensus is "awesome"!
Great presentations by Eleanor Kellon, VMD, Robert Bowker, VMD, Courtney Diehl, DVM, Joan Kulifay, Kathleen Gustafson, Jannalee Smithey and Linda Ables. 
Lots of new information and more in depth knowledge for attendees to take home and put into practice.
Plus a wonderful group of attendees from all over the US, as well as Canada, Germany and the UK! These are the folks who will carry on the science-based "boots on the ground" traditions begun by Robin Siskel and Dr. Kellon on ECIR a decade ago.
UK Attendee Sarah Braithwaite, owner of Forageplus and a long-time supporter of ECIR, is standing next to the banner showing Sarah on her amazing horse Fari who is PPID.
Check the ECIR Group page on Facebook for more photos and comments and announcements about availability of proceedings from this conference.
Bookmark this page and check back for news, announcements and plans for the next NO Laminitis! conference. (Judging from some of the whispers heard, you might want to make sure your passport is up to date.)
Comments overheard at NO Laminitis! 2013:  
"Wow!"  "I didn't know that!".  "Wonderful - this is stuff I can use."  "This is awesome!"  And, heard over and over again, "Thank you..." "...for saving my horse." "...for keeping my horse sound." "...for helping when everyone said to put him down." "...for showing me what I need to do."
Thank you! to all the wonderful horse owners, veterinarians, farriers, trimmers, benefactors and other equine professionals who came to learn and to share.
Don't forget to check out the websites of the benefactors who helped make NO Laminitis 2013 possible. For a full list, go to

September 29, 2013:  
Congratulations to Ariel Pinto who won the drawing for a forage analysis and balance from Great Plains Forage Balance! 
Ariel can contact ECIR through the Facebook page or by emailing

September 19, 2013:
Registration is closed!  Looking forward to meeting you at the conference!

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September 16, 2013:
Check out ECIR Group on Facebook There are now 1,000 "likes" and someone is going to be the winner of an 
Equi-Analytical 603 Trainer hay analysis, given by an anonymous donor!  AND a review and balance donated by one of the non-profit ECIR Group Inc.'s Directors!
Watch here and on the ECIR Facebook page to find out who the lucky winner is.

September 15, 2013:
There are only a few days left to register!  Conference registration closes Wednesday, September 18th.  So don't miss out if you've been waiting to get your registration in.

September 7, 2013:
Continuing Education Update:  The Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved the conference program for 13 hours of continuing eduction hours!  

August 25, 2013:
Check out ECIR Group on Facebook!  Learn the facts about Insulin Resistance, PPID, equine nutrition and Laminitis!

July 15, 2013:
Have you seen the latest new benefactors supporting NO Laminitis! 2013?  Check out the Major Benefactors page to see them all and link to their websites.

Continuing Education Update:  in addition to CE approval by the Oregon Veterinary Examining Board, the NO Laminitis! 2013 conference has been approved for Veterinary Professional CEU's in Washington and Colorado!    

July 14, 2013:
Linda Ables responds to a "to shoe or not to shoe my IR/PPID horse" discussion on ECIR and ECHoof.  This is made even more timely as we enter into the period known as "the seasonal rise" of ACTH - which can strongly affect many PPID and IR horses (and also many undiagnosed horses).
See her response on the ECIR Group Facebook page at
Linda will be one of the featured speakers at NO Laminitis! 2013.

July 2, 2013:
Early Bird registration closes August 15th! Register early to not miss out on the Early Bird discount.

June 1, 2013:
Don't miss Eleanor Kellon, VMD and Canadian veterinarian and ECIR Group Inc President Jaini Clougher live on the Jefferson Exchange Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:00 am PDT.  They will be discussing Laminitis and the upcoming NO Laminitis! conference with host Geoffrey Riley.  
Update: if you weren't able to listen live, the archived version is available at

Go to the Jefferson Public Radio website  to find options for live streaming no matter where you live.