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What are the causes and treatment of Lamnitis?

Laminitis is a complex condition in horses that has been associated with numerous potential causes including metabolic abnormalities, toxins, infections, dietary changes and excessive weight-bearing.

Once a horse has laminitis, it is more likely to have recurrent episodes.  It is very important to closely monitor these horses and have regular vet checks.  The treatment and management of laminitis in horses varies depending on the stage and severity of the condition as well as the initial cause, if identified.  Treated early and in partnership with a vet and farrier team, often laminitis can resolve and be managed for the life of the horse.

Health4Horses vet team