Laminitis is widely recognised as one of the most crippling diseases to horses and ponies; it is an extremely devastating and complex disease that shortens working lives with the potential for euthanasia. Traditionally considered a disease of fat ponies eating too much lush grass, it can actually affect any horse, of any age, or sex, at any time of the year, and although, predominantly a disease of the forefeet, it may affect one, or all four hooves and can be triggered by a variety of metabolic, or physical causes. Most horses, and ponies recover from laminitis, but their recovery is highly variable and dependant on many factors.

To find out more follow this link to the Laminitis Fact Sheet produced by Honeychop: