Video: Chronic Laminitis and Founder

Chronic laminitis means a life of ongoing, crippling pain for horses. What can a horse owner do?
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Chronic laminitis means a life of ongoing, crippling pain for horses. What can a horse owner do?

In this video from the Animal Health Foundation, Dr. Walsh explains chronic laminitis and current methods of hoof mechanics to support damaged feet. He explains abnormal hormones and that Cushing's disease ("PPID") or Equine Metabolic Syndrome may be the underlying cause of chronic laminitis.

Chronic laminitis occurs when a horse has acute laminitis, and fails to recover. After four to six months of fighting the disease, it now becomes classified as chronic laminitis. Watch the video to learn more.

For more information about laminitis and founder, as well as additional videos in the laminitis and founder series, check out the Animal Health Foundation website.