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Equine Vet J. 2012 Nov;44(6):752-61. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00664.x.

A review of recent advances and current hypotheses on the pathogenesis of acute laminitis.

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School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.


With the increasing number of studies being published on the different experimental models used to induce and study acute laminitis, the pathophysiological events associated with these various models (i.e. starch overload, oligofructose overload, black walnut extract and hyperinsulinaemia) can be compared more realistically. Within this review, the mechanisms for metabolic vs. inflammatory laminitis are discussed, and the question of how pasture laminitis may fit into any of the proposed mechanisms is addressed.

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