Advances in the Identification of Increased Endocrinopathic Laminitis Risk and Disease Prevention

Endocrinopathic laminitis is the most common form of this clinical syndrome, accounting for up to 90% of cases. Identification of animals at an increased risk is vital to allow targeted implementation of preventative management strategies focusing on weight control and carbohydrate intake by owners. Nicola MenziesGow at Royal Veterinary College demonstrates how at-risk animals can be identified using a high-dose oral sugar test, by measuring circulating concentrations of the adipose tissue-derived hormone adiponectin.