Equine Laminitis part 3 (of 3) : Diagnosis, Treatment, Management and Prevention

This post is the last in this Laminitis series and looks at diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of Laminitis Diagnosing Laminitis Laminitis is usually diagnosed using the clinical signs however x-rays may be taken to confirm whether there has been and rotation of the pedal (coffin) bone. Blood tests may also be undertaken to assessContinue reading “Equine Laminitis part 3 (of 3) : Diagnosis, Treatment, Management and Prevention”

The importance of allowing your dog to sniff

The above TEDEd video helps us to understand how our dogs ‘see the world’ Dog’s don’t have the same vision as us, they don’t see the world the way we do. In fact their noses do a lot of the ‘seeing’ for them. Their damp noses enable them to catch particles of smell on theContinue reading “The importance of allowing your dog to sniff”

Equine Laminitis part 2 (of 3) : Causes and Clinical Signs

This post looks at the term laminitis and the causes and clinical signs the next post will look at diagnosis,treatment and management and prevention What is Laminitis? Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae of the foot. The Laminae is the soft tissue structure attaching the pedal (coffin) bone to the hoof wall. During laminitis, theContinue reading “Equine Laminitis part 2 (of 3) : Causes and Clinical Signs”

Atypical Myopathy (sycamore myopathy)

Often linked with Autumn and Winter when horses eat the seeds that have fallen onto their pasture, did you know that Atypical myopathy is also prevalent in Spring due to horses eating the germinating seedlings. Seeds and seedlings contain the toxin hypoglycin A (HGA) which slows or stops energy production in muscle and heart  MakeContinue reading “Atypical Myopathy (sycamore myopathy)”