Re: Symptoms of Chronic Laminitis


Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Anna,

The signs of chronic laminitis are basically the same as chronic foot
pain from any cause. Most of the things you listed are pointing to
pain, but not why there is pain. Poor hoof quality isn't necessarily
seen in laminitis. Rings in the feet and a stretched white line would
be most suspicious *but* rings can occur for many different causes and
white lines can be stretched by poor trimming/hoof form.

A thoroughbred would be highly unlikely to have chronic laminitis as a
result of metabolic issues (unless the horse has PPID/Cushing's), but
she may very well be dealing with nutritional and trim issues.

Eleanor

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