The dreaded L-word… Laminitis

The dreaded L-word can affect your horse or pony at any time of the year, although cases are more common in the spring when the grass gets going. Although research in the past couple of decades has revealed more understanding of this complex condition, there is still much to learn. Until then, there are practical management strategies to reduce its … Continue reading

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18 Valuable Tips for Feeding of Laminitics

Vets, research workers and and experienced horse handlers all agree that management of a laminitic is everything. There is no cure, therefore avoiding the disease in the first place is important, and experts agree that careful management could drastically reduce the number of cases. 18 tips to help manage a laminitic: Most importantly horses and ponies should never be overfed … Continue reading

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Autumn Laminitis Caution

There is the suggestion that there are more cases of laminitis admitted to veterinary clinics in September than any other month as autumn brings the grass back to life, so supporting horses and ponies prone to laminitis is especially important at this time. Horses that are prone to laminitis should be fed low calorie, low sugar, low starch feeds which … Continue reading

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The Truth About Laminitis: Dispelling the Myths

Laminitis is a subject that is on the mind of many horse owners, and especially as we head into spring. A debilitating disease with severe welfare and economic impacts, it is not yet fully understood and is often difficult to treat and manage. Recent research has helped elucidate the causes, and a relatively new proposal of the different types has … Continue reading

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Why You Should Take Laminitis Seriously

Spring has sprung and the new grass will be on the way soon. While that will be welcomed by most, owners managing laminitic horses and ponies will be preparing for a worrying time. As many of us are aware laminitis is a dreadful condition that can cause a great deal of pain and suffering, it is troublesome and logistically complicated to … Continue reading

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