The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is especially true of laminitis. Since it’s a given that many horses that develop
the condition will be permanently affected – and some will not recover at all – it makes a lot of sense to do whatever you can to keep your horse from developing the problem in the first place. Of course, that’s not always possible, but there are a number of important considerations to keep in mind in managing your horse so as to increase the likelihood that you’ll never have to deal with laminitis.
Not all cases of laminitis can be prevented. However, you’ve got your best chance at getting your horse back to normal if you take proper care of it and recognize any problems as early as possible. Remember, an episode of laminitis can affect your horse for the rest of its life. Accordingly, a good prevention program should be a lifelong task.
Click on the documents below to get information about various aspects of laminitis prevention.