Oral Prednisolone treatment does not appear to increase the risk of laminitis The perceived wisdom for as long as I can remember has been that oral prednisolone (a steroid) is considered to increase the risk of horses developing lamintis. Quoting from this study, “It is accepted amongst equine practitioners that glucocorticoid [steroid] treatment is a risk factor for the development of laminitis.” A recen
I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a keynote lecture at next years British Association of Animal Science conference on technology, academia and industry. http://www.bsas.org.uk/events-conferences/bsas-annual-conference-2016/
The Trace element Cobalt – the latest doping scandal? This week saw a guilty verdict in a long-running case over cobalt doping against Australian trainers Lee and Shannon Hope brought by Racing Victoria. But what is cobalt and why the interest? Scan the list of ingredients on a vitamin and mineral supplement and you may occasionally come across cobalt. Many horses owners may not even have heard of cobalt and even few
Dr David Marlin is a scientist with more than 20 years experience in physiology and biochemistry. His specialist areas include exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and disease, thermoregulation, physiological measurement, imaging and diagnostic devices. He has worked with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats and human subjects. One of David's highest profile projects was the research into the effects of heat and humidity in the lead up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.