Tips from other owners on how to keep laminitis away
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.
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 causes it.
Happy Hoof feed is also good and the supplement Laminase works a
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.
(Contributors: Poppy Louise Hall, Natalie Roper, Caroline
Bermingham, Gabby Rose, Irene Melville, Annie Worsley, Emma Louise Standing, Ros Steward, Megan Rogers, Christie Perrin and Pamela