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Learn to spot the early signs of laminitis in horses

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Learn to spot the early signs of laminitis in horses

Laminitis is a potentially fatal and maddeningly-sneaky medical condition affecting the feet of horses. There are three major reasons why we refer to laminitis as a “sneaky” disease: Laminitis is a secondary condition with vague symptoms. As a secondary condition, it has a bewildering range of causes. Development is erratic and flare-ups are unpredictable. When a horse develops laminitis, the signs are often subtle. Since laminitis can arise from any number of underlying causes, it can also be difficult to pinpoint and diagnose. One of its most insidious features is its unpredictability. While overindulging on lush, sweet spring grass is...

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real

A horse's risk for developing laminitis doesn't disappear with the leaves. As the autumn season approaches, factors like hormones, fall rains, and the amount of time and attention your horse gets can all negatively impact their health. Liv Gude has some pointers on horse care and barn management that can help you avoid fall laminitis.

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What causes laminitis in horses?

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What causes laminitis in horses?

What causes laminitis in horses? There are a number of contributing factors, overload, inflammation, metabolic issues, and physical trauma among them. Laminitis tends to be a secondary condition arising from a variety of sources, so we'll guide you through the most common.

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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?

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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?

When laminitis starts to set in, there is decreased blood flow to the laminae tissue, causing the tissue to swell and elongate. This puts pressure on all of the internal structures of the hoof. It’s not long before this swelling becomes quite painful for a horse.

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Is My Horse Fat?

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Is My Horse Fat?

Do these humans make our butts look big? Via Pinterest. How To Tell If Your Horse Is Overweight Are you the kind of person that can’t resist sneaking your pony treats because she gave you “the look” and she’s just the cutest thing you ever did see? Have you ever thought your horse was looking great, only to have your vet tell you after a physical that he’s at least 100 pounds overweight? Do you insist on letting your horse roam in open fields when the smell of grass alone makes them gain an extra 50 pounds?  While we may...

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