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Laminitis 911

Set up an emergency plan in case this devastating hoof disease strikes.
Horses at risk for laminitis often develop thick, rigid crests on their necks.
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Information about laminitis in horses advances all the time, but the reality of this crippling and life-threatening disease remains the same: Living in pain with deformed hooves cripples the laminitic horse while stress, worry and bills cripple the owners. Don’t let the optimistic array of new research fi ndings, therapeutic products, and expert opinions deter you from the basics of helping your horse avoid or survive the disease that has broken so many owners’ hearts.

What you have seen of this too-common disease has probably shocked you. You’ve watched owners soaking and bandaging and gingerly hand-walking their stiff-legged, laminitic horses. You’ve seen hooves crusted with growth rings, scarred by abscesses, and shod with pricey designer horseshoes or boots.

Every horse is at risk of laminitis. It’s a disease with different forms, multiple causes, varying severity, and an impact like no other. Some horses recover to gallop again, some spend months on stall rest, and others live with low-grade chronic lameness, helped by a special diet, conscientious hoof trimming and medication for the rest of their lives.

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