Understanding equine laminitis disease and causes is an important step in diagnosing and treatment of the ailment. This disease is frequently occurring condition of the feet/hooves that can be fatal. It also happens to be one of the most painful, debilitating diseases in horses. Many situations can cause the onset of laminitis such as: a sudden change in feed and excessive consumption of lush pastures, unbalanced nutrition, e.g. unrestrained oat or compound feed consumption, too many proteins/carbohydrates. Read More . . .
This time of year it is a constant battle with the mud and our horses are at risk of getting mud fever. Mud fever is not a single disease but can come in different forms. It occurs especially in warm, wet weather. It is certainly not limited to horses that are paddling knee deep in mud!Mud fever can range from a mild skin irritation to very painful infected sores, and can in some cases cause significant swelling with severe lameness. It starts off with dry crusts, caused by the inflamed skin weeping. Read More . . .