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Laminitis

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Laminitis Laminitis is a highly painful and debilitating disease which can occur in the feet of horses. The term ‘laminitis’ strictly means inflammation of the lamellar attachments between the hoof and the skeleton; this is however, an over‐simplification of the many events that happen within the foot when laminitis strikes. In severe cases there is sufficient structural failure to cause the hoof wall to completely separate from the bone within the hoof. This can lead to loss of suspension of the skeleton and the development of severe pain and lameness.   Follow the link below to see an intro from...

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Spring has Sprung...

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As the new season approaches we must all take stock. Although recent local flooding is now just a distant memory, have a good hard look at your horse and try to plan for the coming season. For horse owners this will invlove getting the balance right for the new lush grass that is starting to appear, so as to avoid complications like weight management, laminitis, hoof care and Spring plant issues in particular the dreaded ragwort. In the coming weeks we go through these issues in detail. For now a good Spring clean with things like Pulling ragwort Checking hoof...

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