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"Understanding Laminitis" Webinar Now Available on TheHorse.com

Blood-Horse Publications


Hands-on horse owners, care givers, and equine health care professionals can now access and view the complete on-demand educational Webinar video "Understanding Laminitis" on TheHorse.com. The instructive and educational video is presented free of charge by The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com. Viewers will learn what happens within the hoof of a laminitic horse, common causes of laminitis, how horse owners can work with their veterinarians to prevent the disease, and treatment methods. To access/view the Webinar, visit: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=9792.

In May, TheHorse.com originally presented the Webinar, the industry's first Web-based live seminar, which features two practitioners and researchers who have spent their lives trying to solve the mystery of laminitis and help horses and their owners. Rustin Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, and Jim Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of The Ohio State University (OSU), hosted the live Webinar at the OSU veterinary school. The Webinar was sponsored by VetTech, AirShod, Equi Life, and Delta Hoof Care.

In addition, a four-minute vignette of the informative and topical Webinar is also available free of charge on the popular YouTube.Com Web site by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Y1lG-Rg1I. Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.

The Horse and companion Web site cover all aspects of equine health, and are written for hands-on horse owners, trainers, riders, breeders, and barn managers who want to know more about taking the best care of his or her horses. Extensive information on topics of concern are supplemented by timely features on horse health and news from researchers, veterinarians in the field and other equine professionals.

Kimberly Brown, editor of The Horse, commented, "I am confident that once viewers have seen the video, they will feel compelled to delve even deeper into this and other important horse health care topics and thus take advantage of the over 10,000 archived articles currently available on TheHorse.com. And YouTube is an ideal place for horse people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing other equine-related videos. There is widespread concern in the industry about Laminitis and YouTube is a terrific vehicle to help us educate equine enthusiasts around the world."

About TheHorse.com:

TheHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, the Thoroughbred industry's foremost publishing company. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; The Blood-Horse, the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, and the recently launched BloodHorseNOW.com, a robust, content-rich new product that has dramatically changed how the Thoroughbred industry gets information.



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