Fantastic breakthrough for both Laminitis and the ECB Equine Spa / by Allen Gutowski

Study - Van Eps, A.W. and Pollitt, C.C. (2009) Equine Laminitis model: cryotherapy reduces the severity of lesions evaluated 7 days after experimental induction with oligofructose. Equine vet. J. 41, doi: 10.2746/042516409X042444953.   Read Study

Aboubt Professor Chris Pollitt – BVSc (Massey) PhD (Qld):

Chris Pollitt graduated Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University, New Zealand in 1968 and was a practising veterinary surgeon in New Zealand, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland until commencing PhD studies in the Physiology Department of The University of Queensland.

To generate a critical mass of research personnel Dr Pollitt, in 1996, created the Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit, which has become internationally competitive having attracted, in the last 8 years, over $2 million in research funding.

With the mission of "Elucidating the mechanism of laminitis to make laminitis a preventable disease" the unit has become an international focus of laminitis and equine foot biology research.

Dr Pollitt has 61 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and 71 conference proceedings.

In 2009 Professor Chris Pollitt's paper was published into the success of cryotherapy in treating laminitis. The results were conclusive and proved that cold water therapy effectively ameliorates the clinical signs and pathology of acute laminitis.

A fantastic breakthrough for both Laminitis and the ECB Equine Spa.