Laminitis in horses is more common than you think. Your horse’s foot contains a coffin bone and a hoof wall, and tissues calledlaminaeto connect them. When the blood flow in the laminae is disrupted, that is what causes laminitis in your four-legged partner.
If not prevented or treated early, laminitis may cause long-term lameness in your riding pal and may lead to worse consequences. Different treatments can help prevent laminitis from happening, recurring, or can help alleviate your riding partner’s discomfort.