lameness

Laminitis, or Founder: Lameness in Horses

Filed Under: Horses, Diseases

Laminitis, also known as Founder, is defined as inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof. Laminitis is now thought to be a transient ischemia (loss of blood supply and therefore oxygen) associated with blood coagulation (clotting) and inflammation. The alteration of blood flow leads to the breakdown and degeneration of the union between the horny and sensitive laminae of the hoof.

Examine Your Horse Before You Buy

Filed Under: Horses, General Care

Buying a horse is a serious investment. Before you make any decisions, it’s wise to have a veterinarian who specializes in horses perform a prepurchase evaluation on the horse you’re interested in.

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