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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. On average, that is 1 million horses per year in the US alone.

While it can be a death sentence if not diagnosed and managed correctly, prevention and rehabilitation can be achieved.

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.

The 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference

The 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference continues the mission to serve the scientific community, practicing clinicians, and owners by focusing on investigations most likely to quickly, immediately, and significantly benefit the welfare of the horse.

When: The weekend of October 27 - 29, 2017
Where: Tucson Hilton East, Tucson, AZ
Attendees: Any professional or owner who has one or more horses in their care.

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2017 NO Laminitis! Registration Is Closed

Conference Speakers

Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD
Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD

Robert M. Bowker
Robert M. Bowker, VMD, PhD

Lisa Lancaster, DVM, PhD
Lisa Lancaster, DVM, PhD

Jaini L. Clougher
Jaini Clougher, BSc, BVSc

Lavina Fiscaletti
Lavinia Fiscaletti, BS - Moderator/Senior ECIR Group Member

Kathleen Gustafson, PhD
Kathleen Gustafson, PhD

Carol Layton, B.Sc, M.Ed
Carol Layton, BSc, M.Ed - Balanced Equine Nutrition

Paige Poss, APF
Paige Poss, APF - Anatomy of the Equine, LLC


Conference Topics

  • How Did We Get Here: Historical Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of PPID and EMS
  • A Tiered-Management Approach to EMS and PPID
  • Informed Dietary Decision Making
  • Minerals and Hoof Health
  • EMS and Inflammation
  • Endocrinopathic Laminitis: How is it Different?
  • Acute Care for Endocrinopathic Laminitis
  • Multimodal Treatment for Chronic Foot Pain in Horses
  • Case Histories Using Multimodal Treatment for Chronic Foot Pain in Horses
  • Trim – the Essential, Missing Ingredient
  • Understanding the Anatomy of Foundered Feet
  • The Courage Not to Know
  • Understanding Laminitis: How We View "Normal" Function
  • The Vascular Cushion of the Frog: Avoiding Consequences of Laminitis through an Understanding of Fascia, Microvessels, and Dissipation of Energy
  • The Coffin Bone: How Does Adaptation to Early Changes Impact the Hoof During Laminitis?
  • Considering the Live Horse: The Impact of Nerves During Laminitis and Rehabilitation

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About the ECIR Group

Started in 1999, the ECIR Group is the largest field-trial database for Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) and Insulin Resistance (IR) in the world, and provides the latest research, diagnosis, and treatment information, including dietary recommendations, for horses with these conditions. The approach to help maintain optimum equine health is the Diagnosis, Diet, Trim and Exercise (DDT/E) Protocol.