Originally Posted by Trinity3205
I rehabbed a paint mare with acute laminitus from droughted grass when the drought became really bad here one summer about 4 or 5 years ago. We caught it very fast, it was a one time indecent, she was over it in a week to 10 days and never even showed a fever ring despite being 4 legged lame at onset. It never repeated after that, even on pasture. She was not IR or overweight and had no predisposition for laminitus. She did not need shoes and was sound barefoot as soon as the inflamation was gone. It was over fast because we caught it fast and took fast action to treat. I removed all the load bearing wall at the toe and quarters and booted her, we iced and took all sugar out of her diet as well as took her off the grass of course. One time events DO happen. Like everything else horse, it depends.
It's too bad more ppl don't do this. It amazes me at how uneducated most horse owners actually are about thing like this, as well as nutrition and feeds.
A job well done and I'm sure your horse is very thankful :) Posted via Mobile Device