Laminitis

Laminitis is the Inflammation and separation of the lamina that connects the hoof to P3.  It is associated withLaminitis1

  • Metabolic Syndrome and dietary event
  • Sepsis and severe systemic inflammation
  • Excessive weight bearing

 

Some of the Clinical signs to watch for:Laminitis2

  • Reluctance to walk
  • Rock back on haunches
  • Increased digital pulses
  • Heat in feet

 Laminitis3

What You Can Do

 

  • Keep stall confined
  • Remove from grass, grain and alfalfa
  • Ice feet
  • Give anti-inflammatories

 

 

 

What the Vet Can Do

  • Evaluate hoovesLaminitis4

    • Hoof testers
    • Palpate coronary bands
    • Radiographs

  • Place solar support

    • Styrofoam pads
    • Impression material

  • Anti-inflammatories/PainMedication

    • DMSO
    • Bute
    • Gabapentin

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