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Laminitis Treatment

Laminitis Treatment

Laminitis is a very serious condition that can lead to permanent lameness. Damage to the very sensitive laminae tissues in the hoof occurs when blood flow to those tissues is restricted. Very little can be done once laminitis signs occur. For this reason, you should immediately contact your vet if you suspect that your horse is at risk for developing laminitis. Do not wait for signs to appear! Early treatment may prevent … Read entire article »

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What is Equine Arthritis, Horse Osteoarthritis?

What is Equine Arthritis, Horse Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis is a painful, degenerative joint disease that affects many senior horses. It is the result of chronic inflammation. To understand how arthritis is related to inflammation, it is important to first understand the process of inflammation. The Process of Inflammation in Horse Osteoarthritis When an area is injured or infected, chemicals from injured tissues stimulate pain receptors which then start an impulse to the central nervous system (CNS). The brain processes the impulse and recognizes that … Read entire article »

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Conquering Arthritis

Conquering Arthritis

My senior horse ended her days in our pasture at the age of 25. During her dying days, she would eat when we were there as if she were trying to make us feel better about her condition. The minute we looked the other way, she would stop eating. She would continue to do the little things we wanted her to do until her heart failed. It was ironic that this was the fate of … Read entire article »

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