Prevalence of and risk factors for acute laminitis in horses treated with corticosteroids.
A study evaluated the prevalence and risk factors associated with acute laminitis in horses treated with corticosteroids. More than 1500 horses were evaluated by signalment, body condition, relevant medical history, primary condition, corticosteroid therapy prescribed and occurrence of acute laminitis during or within 14 days of cessation of corticosteroid treatment were recorded. There were significant associations between laminitis and breed, the presence of a laminitis risk factor, and body condition.
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