Try to avoid feeding hard food
like competition mixes or sugary mixes. Just keep on hay and, if on grass, use a muzzle. The sugar is in the grass first thing
in the morning so avoid her being out then. Restrict grazing to 4 or 5 hours a day.
Cut the feed down and give more exercise for
the horse to burn off the sugar and in spring time turnout 10 till 2 as the grass is not at its high sugar level.
Dengie Hi Fi Lite is a good
feed which you could feed if keeping horse off the grass. It's made from chopped straw. Put it with some low energy nuts.
It makes them feel full but doesn't give them the sugar to make laminitis worse.
My farrier told me to keep my daughter’s pony in the yard and
give him hay. Keep him out of the field so I give him a pick of grass now and then. If it flairs up again it’s hard
to get feet right after it and they'll end up on painkillers if you want to ride them, so it’s better to avoid what
Hoof feed is also good and the supplement Laminase works a treat!
Remedial shoeing can also help keep a horse sound with laminitis. DO NOT feed
haylage and you need to soak hay to get rid of rich nutrients.
Don't feed to much hay or grass and each day feel the top of the hoof, and see
if it’s cold or warm or pick the horse’s hoof up and feel down the sides of the frog.
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