When your horse has laminitis, he or she suffers from a painful inflammation of the tissue between the hoof wall and the coffin bone. The disease can be life-threatening for your four-legged friend—so quick intervention is a must. This is how you help a horse with laminitis.
In a horses and ponies with laminitis, the layers of tissue between the hoof wall and the coffin bone are inflamed. The affliction is very painful for your horse or pony and, in the worst case, can be life-threatening. In other words, no picnic. Hence, it is better to prevent than to cure — and this is how.
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that leads to a progressive deterioration of the cartilage, causing pain and lameness. This nasty ailment is the most common cause of lameness in horses. Osteoarthritis can present itself in various parts of the body, from the legs and back to the neck. In this blog, we explain what osteoarthritis is, what causes it and how to spot it.