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LAMINITIS RECOVERY INFO
We have used the approach noted below to help hundreds of lamanitic horses to make full recoveries from carbohydrate induced laminitis, and have added it here in order to offer you a guide on what to feed and use etc...However we advise this is an approach to the whole horse so picking some bits to use and avoiding others will not lead to success, nor can we condone adding extras, therefore we recommend you use this as a whole approach in order to help to achieve a full recovery.
1-Remove horse from ALL green grass immediately
2-Feed ad lib meadow hay from a slow feeder 24/7
3-Give the anti-inflammatory bucket feed below
4-Provide a soft standing area
5-Provide anti inflammatories in the form of Bute initally and then Devils Claw
6-Provide a light trim by a profesional barefoot trimmer weekly to reduce hoof pressure
Give the following bucket feed 1-2 times per day in addition to ad lib hay, in order to achieve balanced glucose levels to aid recovery.
Big scoop of meadow chaff
1 cupful (200-250g) of flaxseed flakes
50ml of flaxseed oil
30g Natural Horse EquiProtect
30g Natural Horse Premium Mineral/Vitamin Formula
A capful of cider vinegar-around 10ml
Add a cup of water and mix well
You can also add 3-5ml of liquid devils claw to help with
inflammation as a great alternative to using bute which can be very hard on the
The amounts shown are for a full size 15-16h horse-please adjust to suit your size of horse or email us if you are not sure at
You can add a cupful of maxi soy watered down on
a 5-1 ratio if your horse needs more to maintain weight though this diet will
work on 9 out of 10 horses without any extras.
Feed ad lib meadow hay from a slow feeder 24/7
If at all possible provide your horse a companion to reduce stress during his or her recovery time, and allow him/her to stand on a soft surface of shavings, sand, or even soft soil can be used for
best results. Padded hoofboots can also offer a good option too.
Please note that we do not support the use of metal shoes to assist with recovery of lamanitic horses.
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