The Laminitis Clinic
Mead House
Dauntsey
Chippenham
Wiltshire. SN15 4JA.
England.

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
University of Liverpool 1972-1977
Graduated with degree of BVSc with credit in clinical medicine

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION
RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice 1986
RCVS Certificate in Equine Orthopaedics 1987
Diploma of Fellowship of RCVS 1993

  1. PUBLICATIONS ; GENERAL ARTICLES & LETTERS
    Eustace R.A. (1987)
    Letter to the Veterinary Record in response to "In Practice" article concerning the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of sweetitch. Vet Rec 121. 6. p. 136.
  2. Eustace R.A. (1988)
    Laminitis. Veterinary Practice. Vol 20. No 6. 21.3.88. p 9-11.
  3. Eustace R.A. (1988)
    Laminitis. Veterinary Practice. Vol 20. No 7. 4.4.88. p 8-10.
  4. Eustace R.A. (1988)
    Laminitis. Veterinary Practice. Vol 20. No 8. 18.4.88. p 12-13.
  5. Eustace R.A. and Hunt J.M. (1988)
    Electrohydraulic lithotripsy for the treatment of cystic calculus in two geldings.
    Equine vet. J. .20. 3. 221-223
  6. Eustace R.A. (1988)
    Abstraction of 'Anatomic, hoof and shoeing considerations for the treatment of laminitis in horses' T.E. Goetz, JAVMA, Vol 190, No 10, May 15 1987. for Equine vet. J.
  7. Eustace R.A. and Caldwell M.N. (1989)
    The construction of the heart bar shoe and the technique of dorsal wall resection.
    Equine vet. J. 21. (5) 367-369.
  8. Eustace R.A. and Caldwell M.N. (1989)
    Treatment of solar prolapse using the heart bar shoe and dorsal hoof wall resection technique.
    Equine vet. J. 21. (5) 370-372.
  9. Eustace R.A. (1990)
    Equine Laminitis.
    In Practice. July p 156-161.
  10. Eustace, R.A. and Redden, R.R. (1990).
    Iatrogenic laminitis.
    Vet. Rec. 126. 23. 586.
  11. Eustace R.A. (1991)
    Equine pituitary neoplasia.
    In Practice. Vol 13. No 4 July p 147-148.
  12. Eustace R.A. (1992)
    Do you flounder when they founder ?
    Veterinary Times 22. 9. p 6-8
  13. Eustace R.A. (1992)
    Adjustable Glue-on Heart Bar Shoe : Treating Laminitis, Founder and Sinker Syndrome.
    Hoofcare and Lameness Report. 57. 914. p 13-14
  14. Wilson, A.M, Eustace, R.A., Naylor, J.R.J., and Goodship, A.E. (1993).
    The effect of wedge shoeing on tendon force in the equine distal limb.
    Proc. of the Assoc. of Equine Sports Medicine.
  15. Eustace R.A. (1994)
    Factors affecting equine hoof horn growth rate and quality.
    In Practice. 16. 3. 129-131.
  16. Cripps, P.J. and Eustace, R.A. (1999)
    Radiological measurements from the feet of normal horses with relevance to laminitis.
    Equine vet. J. 31. 5. pp 427-433
  17. Eustace, R.A. and Cripps, P.J. (1999)
    Factors involved in the prognosis of equine laminitis in the UK.
    Equine vet. J. 31. 5. pp 433-443
  18. Eustace R.A. (2000)
    Prevention of laminitis of dietary origin.
    Veterinary Times 30. 5. p 26.
  19. Eustace R.A.(2003)
    Intestinal worms in horses
    Commissioned article for Country and Equestrian Retailer Autumn 2003
  20. Eustace R.A. (2004)
    Laminitis in the 21st Century
    Commissioned article for The Veterinary Journal March 2004
    Vet J. 167 (2) 121-122
  21. Eustace R.A. (2004) translated by Dr D. Neubert
    Fütterung des Rehepferdes
    Der Praktische Tierarzt 85 Heft 8 572-576
  22. Eustace R.A. (2005)
    UK Vet Companion Animal - Equine section April
    Member of scrutineering panel, Clinical Forum
    Deep digital flexor tenotomy in the treatment of equine laminitis
  23. Eustace R.A. (2006)
    Equine Laminitis
    Commissioned article Absolute Horse
  24. Eustace R.A. and Emery S.L. (2009)
    Partial coronary epidermectomy (coronary peel), dorso-distal wall fenestration and deep digital flexor tenotomy to treat severe acute founder in a Connemara pony
    Equine Vet. Educ. Volume 21, Number 2, pp. 91-99
  25. Eustace R.A. (2009)
    Laminitis - What's in a name?

    Guest Editorial
    Vet. J. June 30th doi 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.05.027
  26. Eustace R.A. (2010)
    Clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis of chronic laminitis in Europe
    Vet. Clin. Equine. 26. 391-405.
    doi: 10. 1016/j.cveq.2010.06.005
  27. Eustace R.A., Emery S.L.and Cripps P.J. (2012)
    A Retrospective Study of 23 Cases of Coronary Band Separation Longer than 8 cm as a Sequel to Severe Laminitis
    J. Equine Vet. Sci.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2011.08.021

THESIS
Eustace R.A. (1991)
Radiological measurements involved in the prognosis of equine laminitis.
RCVS. Fellowship Thesis.

BOOKS
Eustace R.A. (1992)
Explaining Laminitis and its Prevention
R.A. Eustace. Bristol.

Two chapters in the In Practice Handbook "Equine Practice 2" (1993)
Ed Boden. Balliere Tindall.

Eustace R.A.(2002)
Corrective Farriery a textbook of remedial horseshoeing Vol 1
Commissioned chapters on Laminitis. Ed Simon Curtis. R & W publications

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT
July 1977 Qualified BVSc, MRCVS, University of Liverpool.
October 1977-March 1979; Hopkins and Nuthall M'sRCVS, Battle, Sussex. Mixed practice.
March 1979-March 1980; S. McDiarmid MRCVS, Co. Limerick, Eire. Thoroughbred stud and hunter practice.
March 1980-October 1980; J. Craven, Cossington, Leics. Equine practice.
October 1980-October 1983; Day and Partners, Newmarket, Suffolk. Specialist equine stud and racing practice. Experience gained in routine stud examinations, ultrasound echography, stud and racing soundness for purchase examinations, stud bacteriology, paediatrics, horses in training routine medicine and surgery, endoscopy, radiography, anaesthesia, and orthopaedics.
October 1983-February 1984; Scone Veterinary Clinic, Scone. New South Wales, Australia. Thoroughbred stud and racing practice.
February 1984-October 1984; Resident veterinary surgeon at Airlie Stud, Co. Dublin, Eire. Responsibility for four Thoroughbred stallions, 200 mares, foals and followers, 200 mare foaling unit.
October 1984-August 1985; Locum tenens appointments to equine practices in GB.
Stirk & Stirk, The Grange, Sutton Grange, Ripon, N. Yorks. HG4 4PB.
J.R.F. Crouch MRCVS, Billingshurst, W. Sussex.
P. Scott Dunn, Straight Mile Farm, Billingbear, Wokingham, Berks. RG11 5RW.
August 1985-October 1987; Lecturer, University of Liverpool, in Equine Studies.
Responsibility for referred equine medicine and surgery cases, student teaching.
November 1987-January 1988 Self employed on the Wirral, Merseyside.
January 1988 to May 1988 Unemployed.
May 1988; Established The Laminitis Clinic, University of Bristol, Langford.
May 1993; Moved the Laminitis Clinic to Mead House Farm, Dauntsey, Wilts.
1995 Founded registered national charity The Laminitis Trust, Director and member of the Scientific Committee.
1998 Incorporated Equi Life Ltd, distribution company for nutritional supplements, hoof dressings and laminitis related products.
2004 Developed and launched Formula4 Feet, TLC Frog Supports and WeighTapes.
2006 Developed, trialled and launched Solutio
n4 Feet and Vitex4 Equids.
2007 Developed a new surgical technique for the treatment of severely affected acute founder and sinker cases.
2008 Ran a clinical trial into the management of insulin resistance in equines by dietary supplementation.


MAJOR PRESENTATIONS
1987
Organiser/Co-speaker with Burney Chapman, Laminitis Weekend Symposium, University of Liverpool. September 1987.
National Association of Master Farriers meeting at Stoneleigh, Warwicks. 'Heart bar shoeing technique'. December.

1988
National Association of Master Farriers meeting at Stoneleigh, Warwicks. 'Heart bar shoeing technique'. Feb.
Lakeland Veterinary Association-Laminitis. June
East Midlands Veterinary Association-Laminitis. July
Bedford branch of Farriers Association-Laminitis. November

1989
Sussex Veterinary Association-Laminitis. January
Cotswold Veterinary Society-Laminitis. May
Veterinary undergraduates University of Bristol, May

1991
Society of European Equine Veterinary Surgeons, Utrecht, The Netherlands. March
Veterinary undergraduates University of Cambridge, May
National Association of Master Farriers AGM Stoneleigh, Warwicks. July

1992
Joint veterinary/farriery meeting in Kildare, Eire. April
Demonstration International Veterinary/Farriery meeting Knutsford, Cheshire. Nov

1993
Annual lectures to MSc Equine Studies students, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Feb 1993-2012
Lameness Congress, Cambridge England. August
World Veterinary Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, three presentations Nov

1995
88th Annual Conference of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, Alabama, USA, two presentations, October
Annual Conference at the Equine Research Centre, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, two presentations Nov

1996
AVEF Toulouse, France. March
International Conference on Feeding Horses, England, three presentations May

1997
Veterinary undergraduates Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. February
Annual Conference of the Mexican Association of Equine Veterinarians, Guadalajara, Mexico, two presentations June

1998
CESMAS, Cordoba, Spain. April
International Conference on the Feeding of Horses, Stoneleigh, England. September

1999
Vaillant meeting of farriers La Roche sur Foron, France. January
Joint meeting of veterinarians and farriers Rome, Italy. March
Joint meeting of veterinarians and farriers Compeigne, France. May
World Equine Veterinary Association, Paris, France. October
Equine Event, Stoneleigh, England. November
6th Congress of Equine Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland. December

2000
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, England. January
Farrier Focus meeting Denver, Colorado, USA. November
University of New Hampshire, USA November

2001
First International Equine Conference on Laminitis and diseases of the foot. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 8-9th Feb
Hartpury College Students Feb
Demo for Dengie employees, Dauntsey. April
Organised National Laminitis Awareness Month May
Worshipful Company of Farriers Laminitis Conference, The Moller Centre, Cambridge.May
1The pathology and diagnosis of laminitis. 2 Medical Treatment and the Eustace Shoe
Veterinary undergraduates, University of Bristol, May
Veterinary undergraduates, University of London, May
Veterinary undergraduates, University of Cambridge, May
1st UK Farriery Convention Myercough College, Preston. Sept
BHS Scotland Burgie, Inverness, Scotland. Sept

2002
Midforest Veterinary Practice lecture Lyndhurst April
Hartpury College May
Veterinary undergraduates, University of Bristol, May
Cottam lecture farriers meeting June
Mullacott Veterinary Practice lecture demo July
ILPH Lecture Newmarket October
BHS Scotland lecture Nov
Veterinary undergraduates University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov
Veterinary undergraduates University of Glasgow, Scotland, Nov

2003
Equine Laminitis BEVA/NAFBE meeting Stoneleigh Oct
Farrier Focus meeting Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. November
8th Congress of Equine Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland. The Laminitis Trust Feed Approval Mark.Dec

2004
Practice Meeting Penbode Veterinary Practice Feb
Veterinary Practice Journal Meeting London March
NW Labs veterinary surgeons meeting Preston May
Demonstration C.L.A.S, Dunadry, Ulster July
International Caspian Horse Society Conference, Rutland, August
Lakeland Riders Group Oct
AVEF Pau, France. Oct
Worshipful Company of Farriers Apprentices Meeting, Stoneleigh, England Oct
Natural Healing Group, Foxham, England Nov
Equine Lameness and Farriery Course, Racing School, Newmarket, England Nov

2005
VPP Ghent, Belgium Feb
Bicton College, Somerset Feb
Farrier Group, Stromsholm, Exeter, England March
Finnish Horse and Pony Breeders, Helsinki, Finland. April
Lifelearn farriers and vets meeting Newmarket June
Equine Veterinary Surgeons meeting Berlin, Germany, June

2006
EqWest veterinary practice meeting, Cornwall, March
University of Lincoln, March
Drove Equine Practice, Swindon, April
Farrier and Veterinary Surgeons meeting Chechzin, Poland. May
Faversham & District RC Lecture on Laminitis, June
BHS Scotland Lecture, Lockerbie, Scotland, September
ILPH Scotland Lecture on Equine Obesity, Scotland, September

2007
Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic lecture (Schering-Plough Animal Health) March

Royal Veterinary College Lecture- Laminitis April
Lecture/demo at Raystede Animal Sanctuary May
Lecture/demo for Dengie Crops Ltd staff July
Werkman farriery seminar, Groningen, The Netherlands Oct
University of Glasgow Veterinary Medical Association, Scotland.Nov
Curriculum lecture to University of Edinburgh Veterinary Undergraduates, Scotland. Nov
10th Congress on Equine Medicine and Surgery. Two presentations. Geneva, Switzerland. Dec

2008
World Equine Veterinary Association, Coronary band splits and horn infection. Moscow, Russia Jan
Ardene House Veterinary Practice client meeting, Aberdeen, Scotland. April
European Society for Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology Munich, Germany Sept

International Laminitis Symposium. Significance of coronary band separations following acute founder. Free University of Berlin, Germany. November
Vet/Farrier meeting University of Brno, Czech Republic, November

2009
Presentation to Veterinary / Farrier meeting Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January
Presentations to Veterinary / Farrier meetings Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah United Arab Emirates, December

2011
Hufbeschlagtagung für Hufschmiede und Tierärtzte. Munich, Germany. December

2015
Presentation at Telford, Salop, England

2016
Presentation at The Horse Trust, Bucks, England

2017