Autumn Laminitis – what are the risks?
Kirstie Pickles BVMS MSc PhD CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
Lush spring grass is widely known to be a risk factor for laminitis. However, autumn grass can be just as dangerous. This article looks at why autumn can be such a dangerous time for horses and ponies prone to laminitis.
What Causes Laminitis?
It is now recognised that 90% of horses presenting with laminitis have an underlying hormonal disease causing the laminitis. These hormonal conditions lead to elevated blood insulin concentrations which is thought to . . .
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