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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?

Posted by April Chester on

What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?
When laminitis starts to set in, there is decreased blood flow to the laminae tissue, causing the tissue to swell and elongate. This puts pressure on all of the internal structures of the hoof. It’s not long before this swelling becomes quite painful for a horse.

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Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?

Posted by April Chester on

Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?
A recent informal poll on thehorse.com showed that most horse owners do not use a grazing muzzle to restrict their horses' grazing. Do horse muzzles work? Yes! According to Rebecca Wyatt, a farrier and rehab specialist, muzzles can prevent founder and laminitis.

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Learn to spot the early signs of laminitis in horses

Posted by Melvin Pena on

Learn to spot the early signs of laminitis in horses
Laminitis is a potentially fatal and maddeningly-sneaky medical condition affecting the feet of horses. A laminitic episode generally occurs sometime between 20 and 72 hours after a trigger event. This trigger might be an injury, for instance, or a metabolic condition that sets off an insulin chain reaction.

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