The clinical signs of laminitis
more frequently observed are intense podal discomfort, lameness and difficulty in stay in the quadrupedal position, with changes in corneal apparatus of the hoof.
Bovine acidosis: implications on laminitis
. J Dairy Sci 1997; 80:1005-1028
Careful control of grazing should reduce the likelihood of instances of laminitis
but when it does occur rapid veterinary treatment is essential to minimise the effects of this potentially life-threatening disease.
The suggestion that laminitis
may be linked to a host of apparently unconnected ailments, may enable a more holistic approach to horse care.
When cows are fed too much cereal/soya feed to stimulate milk production, the digestive material can become too acidic leading to health problems such as indigestion and laminitis
. Please buy only Soil Association or organic dairy produce which allows cows access to pasture.
It says obesity can strain a horse's heart and lungs or cause laminitis
, a condition where foot bones rotate and push through the sole.
Excesses of energy can cause obesity, which can in turn cause many metabolic diseases such as laminitis
(founder), osteochondrosis, epiphysitis, tying-up syndrome, and colic.
It has long been recognized that ruminants switching from a natural diet of browse (a cellulose-based diet) to one of more readily digestible carbohydrates (a starch-based diet), such as corn and wheat, are predisposed to developing conditions such as enterotoxemia, polioencephalomalacia, acute rumenitis, liver abscesses, laminitis
, and to sudden death.