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Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.

2017 NO Laminitis! Press Releases

The US alone has almost ten million horses.

The most current estimates are that 10% to 15% of horses will suffer from laminitis every year, with 80% to 90% of the cases caused by endocrine disease.

That is, on average, one million per year in the US alone.

It can be a death sentence if not diagnosed and managed correctly. For 17 years the ECIR Group has improved the welfare of equines with metabolic disorder by focusing on prevention and treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis. Helping caregivers learn to recognize the importance of diagnosis, diet, trim and exercise has seen thousands through the complications of Equine Cushing's Disease and Insulin Resistance.

Today ECIR Group is thrilled to announce the 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference. The date and venue have been set.

When: The weekend of October 27 - 29, 2017
Where: Tucson Hilton East, Tucson, AZ
Speakers: Drs Kellon and Bowker are confirmed. Additional lecturers to be announced shortly.
Attendees: Any professional or owner who has one or more horses in their care.

As final details are put in place, registration info will be announced to the group. Keep an eye out for conference info on, Facebook,, and IVIS.

Attendees of the 2011, 2013, and 2015 conferences welcomed the latest in research and specific protocols used to improve the welfare of equines in their care. The 2017 NO Laminitis! Conference will continue to build on that mission.

A huge thank you to host Leigh Jacobs for the work she has done to date!

Please mark the date!