Thermal images of hoof during laminitis

An interesting article about the temperature of a foundering horse’s feet. Observations included:

• Vasodilation (warm feet) promoted laminitis
• Vasoconstriction (cold feet) protected (cryotherapy?)

Thermal images of a hoof every hour 48 hours into laminitis:
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To read the full article please follow this link:

http://jent.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/FLIR-Laminitis-2007-094-ProfPollit.pdf

While we should of course endeavour to avoid triggering laminitis this study shows the importance of paying attention to heat in the feet and early diagnosis.
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