The van Eps Laminitis and Endocrinology Laboratory at New Bolton Center is focused on understanding the key events that drive laminitis under different circumstances in order to develop reliable means of prevention and treatment.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of laminitis utilizing:
- Advanced imaging and sensor-based techniques to evaluate structure and function of the foot in health and disease
- Molecular techniques to examine events at a tissue level
- Biomechanical testing to study mechanical function both in vivo and ex vivo
We are also focused on developing and refining tests and novel biomarkers of endocrine dysfunction, the most common cause of laminitis in horses and ponies.