Journal article

Countermeasures for pasture-associated laminitis in ponies and horses

Patricia Harris, Simon R Bailey, Jonathan Elliott, Annette Longland

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

Laminitis occurs throughout the world in horses and ponies and has major welfare implications. It is obviously important to be able to recognize and treat the condition in its early stages so that pain and suffering are kept to a minimum. However, ideally it would be preferred to be able to recommend certain interventions/countermeasures that avoid or prevent the condition from occurring in the first place. Because pasture-associated laminitis occurs with grass consumption, one obvious way to avoid the condition is to prevent access to pasture and to feed forage alternatives that are known to be low in rapidly fermentable material. For the majority of horses, total restriction is not always ..

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