Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Laminitis - the facts Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Nicola Menzies-Gow, Vetstream Ltd

Laminitis is a common but often poorly understood disease. It is usual for owners to believe it only occurs in spring in small ponies. This is not always the case and it is important you understand the consequences of an episode of laminitis.

The typical stance of a horse with laminitis
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What is laminitis?

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How do I recognise laminitis?

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What should I do if my horse has these symptoms?

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But I thought only fat ponies got laminitis?

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What will my vet do?

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Will I be able to ride my horse again?

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What can I do to prevent my horse suffering from laminitis again?

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