We are in a privileged position to be able to help horses and ponies feel better and in doing so we help people too. The video below features Finch, a small pony who developed acute then chronic laminitis and was struggling to walk. He made a 100% recovery and lives in a small herd of 4 ponies, out 24/7 on grass!
Can horses recover from laminitis?
Finch is a living, breathing example of a laminitis success story, which required teamwork between hoof carer, owner and vet. Many, but not all horses make a full recovery and this is one disease where prevention is most certainly better than cure. Since the video was made last year, Finch continued to lose weight and develop healthier hooves. He is 100% sound and free from laminitis and is moving better than ever before.
Help for horses and ponies with laminitis.
We offer integrative equine podiatry consultations and can work alongside your existing hoof carer and vet to support you and your horse. We even offer remote consultations and Metron Hoof imaging services to help monitor the hoof proportions, recovery and interventions used, no matter who your hoof carer is.
"Most laminitis is preventable - it is up to the horse owner to learn about laminitis, how to recognise and prevent it. If diagnosed; effective teamwork between hoof carer, owner, vet and other professionals is critical for a successful outcome."
- Beccy Smith - Integrative Equine Podiatrist & Consultant
Education and awareness of healthy posture and hoof proportions is key to prevention of hoof diseases
We highly recommend ALL horse owners and even industry professionals (vets, farriers, trimmers, EP's, dentists, trainers, coaches and therapists) learn how to recognise healthy posture and hoof proportions and promote and maintain them. To assist, we offer educational events and mentorship opportunities
Look out for more blog posts on laminitis!
Beccy Smith BSc ADAEP EBW
Diploma in Advanced Applied Equine Podiatry and Independent Equine Podiatrist, Consultant and Therapist
CEO and Founder of 100% Non-Profit Community Interest Company Holistic Reflections CIC
If, like our clients, you want to learn a PRO-Active approach to hoof care and wish to prevent lameness in your horse, consider booking us for an Integrative Podiatry Consult, Educational Event, Mentorship, On-line Course or join our new VIP membership where you can learn top tips straight from an expert!
We take an integrative and holistic approach to whole horse hoof and body health. We appreciate the relationship between body, limb and hoof and seek to address imbalances while positively influencing appropriate static and dynamic hoof balance and biomechanics.
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