Avoiding 'Feed Founder'
- By Christy M. West
- Mar 02, 2011
Despite intense study, there is still much about laminitis that is not fully understood, but we do know that many cases are related to improper nutrition/over-nutrition. For some horses, you can reduce feed, farrier, and vet bills in one fell swoop. Nearly half the laminitis cases in one study were attributed to grazing lush pasture. Veterinarians have estimated that the majority of laminitis cases can be prevented with improved grazing management.
This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with prevention tips including carefully-timed pasture turnout to avoid high grass sugars and watching your horse's body condition. With proper diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementation where necessary, many horses can live laminitis-free.
- Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses
- Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded
- Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID), Sept. 18
- Researchers Seeking Horse Owner Help in Laminitis Study
- Drought, Heat Push Horse Feed Costs Skyward
- Working to Understand Equine Laminitis
- Cryotherapy for Laminitis Prevention after Lameness Onset
- Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition
- The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB
- Spring Turnout Tips for Horses