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Lameness

Chronic Laminitis

May 2012

Chronic laminitis can be frustrating and a challenging condition to treat.  No horse is the same and in fact no foot is the same.  It will be the combined effort of vet and farrier in order to restore health and function to these feet.   When we discussed acute laminitis, we spoke about the damage that can occur to the lamellae (or bonds) between pedal bone and hoof capsule.  In many cases early intervention and removal of the inciting cause can result in complete recovery of the horse.  Other horses may enter into what is described as chronic laminitis.  

Acute Laminitis

November 2010

Laminitis is an emergency. This article aims to give the reader a better understanding of laminitis disease including what signs to look out for, what to do if your horse develops laminitis, and what technology is available to help diagnose and treat your horse.  

Lameness problems in horses

December 2009

Lameness problems should be investigated in a systematic fashion rather than just guessing what is wrong with the horse.  Obtaining a diagnosis is not always easy but  it is an essential step to successful treatment.   Lameness can be evident whilst at rest or during movement and is defined as a deviation from a normal gait.  Lameness can be due to trauma, congenital conditions (e.g contracted tendons), an acquired abnormality (e.g OCD) and infection as well as  less common metabolic, circulatory and nervous system disorders. Influence of the owner/rider

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