Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis
No horse owner wants to arrive at the barn to find their horse in the classic, rocked-back laminitic horse stance and unable to move. A horse with acute laminitis is generally exceedingly painful, and it’s up to the veterinarian and farrier to help control that pain and start the animal on his road to recovery.

At the 2015 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held Oct. 8-10 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Steve O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS, reviewed how to handle cases of acute laminitis. O’Grady is a veterinarian, farrier, and the owner of Virginia Therapeutic Farriery, in Keswick.

O’Grady said laminitis follows a sequence of stag

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