While we can usually reckon on mid-July to mid-August as being a reasonably quiet time for lush grass growth, this year anything could happen! We’ve had so much wet and now warm weather is forecast, so we may have an abnormal grass spurt.
Be on the lookout for stiffness, short stride, difficulty turning tightly or unwillingness to walk on hard surfaces.
Homeopathy is a wonderful stand-by treatment for laminitis. Acupuncture may also be useful. We advise feeding no cereals or sugars and, in some cases, even hay can also provoke laminitis or obstruct its resolution. We rely on herbs to supplement nutrition.
Even chronically mis-shapen hooves may be able to improve with judicious trimming and long-term homeopathic treatment by an experienced homeopathic vet.
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