Laminitis

Who killed Black Caviar’s $5 million baby brother?

As you have surely heard, Jimmy was euthanised after he developed severe laminitis. Laminitis refers to inflammation of the tissue connecting the hoof capsule to the pedal bone (bottom bone in the foot).  A complicated and interrelated set of events occurs, which if severe enough can result in rotation and/or displacement of the pedal bone …

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Laminitis…. not just a risk for fat ponies

Laminitis or founder is a disease of domestication, unfortunately laminitis can be a fatal condition of horses or ponies, but it is not necessarily a death sentence if the condition is picked up early.  Causes of laminitis may vary and we will discuss these, but what is most important about laminitis is that it is …

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