Avoiding Laminitis…by Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds
There is an increasing understanding of the underlying causes behind laminitis. Currently it is thought that there may be a seasonal hormone dysfunction – possibly induced by an underlying problem such as Cushing’s or IR – which helps explain why only a proportion of horses may succumb, but succumb during spring and autumn when grazing is potentially dangerous.
Elim-a-Net™ is a must for every horse owner looking to encourage a slower, more natural eating pattern. Elim-a-Net™ is an ideal solution for feeding a greedy or overweight equine, for horses and ponies suffering from/prone to laminitis or prone to weight related conditions, as well as easing boredom and helping to alleviate vices in horses stabled for longer periods of time and horses on box rest.
Lamigard TRT is a highly effective supplement for the horse or pony which is prone to Laminitis, and can be used at high levels in the short term, and at a maintenance level for long term health. It will ensure your horses feet stay healthy all year round and will complement a careful feeding regime.
A concentrated form for when you need it most. Lamitreat XXXtreme paste provides powerful anti-oxidants to quickly ‘mop up’ enzymes in the feet, alongside much needed targeted nutrition to encourage health and support the body’s system.
If your horse or pony is prone to Laminitis make sure improved Laminaze is part of his daily diet.
Improved Laminaze has been reformulated so that the unique, totally natural formula now has increased benefits. Whilst supplying nutrients to support the health of the hoof and those rich in antioxidants to flush excess toxins out from the system, improved Laminaze offers additional nutritional support specifically for the health of the gut.
It is commonly thought that laminitis mainly occurs in the spring time with the ‘new’ or ‘spring’ grass coming through. This however is not the case and autumn can see just as many cases of this crippling disease if not more. In fact more cases are admitted to the Laminitis Clinic in September than any other month. Read more
Mollichaff Alfalfa Light is a high fibre forage made from pure alfalfa blended with high quality oat and wheat straw, fibre pellets and molasses, to provide a great source of highly digestible fibre for all types of horses and ponies.