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Sub clinical laminitis hoof rings.

How to Avoid Laminitis

The two most dangerous times for laminitis are in the spring and autumn, depending on where you live. Cooler climates and high altitudes can increase the potential for laminitis as the day and night temperatures fluctuate, along with the amount of sunlight and daylight hours. For example, if you live in the southern states of Australia, northern …

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Hoof Xtra Mineral Mix could help horses & ponies prone to laminitis

Developed by Carol Layton from Balanced Equine, the Hoof Xtra Mineral mix came about after horse owners requested a mix which offers the nutrients that benefit horses who are either laminitic prone or diagnosed as insulin resistant (IR), also known as Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) or chronic laminitis. What is Insulin Resistance (IR)? This is …

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Watch for Laminitis

It’s that time of year again. If you’re in an area that has enough rainfall to grow grass, then as soon as the weather changes to allow that, be sure to know the best strategies to keep your horse safe.  Laminitis can sneak up on you, but knowing the early signs which may include (but …

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Health News

Keys to Preventing Laminitis and Founder By Dawn Willoughby In most cases, owners can prevent the ravages of laminitis (inflammation of the laminae between hoof wall and coffin bone) and founder (pulling away of wall from coffin bone due to a broken laminae). During her six years as a professional trimmer, Dawn tried to educate …

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The Plight of Ponies

By Vanessa. At an agricultural field day, I came across a small metal pen housing cute young miniature ponies. Three of them were in a tiny pen and as I got closer I saw they were all for sale. They were grumpy and bored and occasionally one would be aggressive to the other. When they …

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