Could use some help on understanding what to expect with Laminitis. I have been treating for just over 2 weeks. On second vet. First vet only gave bute by the second week he was worse. Second vet continued Bute but him on Banamine and Tri-Hist. Seemed to walk a little better and even ventured out of the barn. Barely wants to move at times. He is eating just hay ok. Seems alert, etc. No heat in hooves. The vet is returning tomorrow.
Laminitis is a serious, life threatening pathology.
Very, very few veterinarians have the skill to manage a laminitic.
You need the skills of a professional farrier with specific experience in managing this condition.
Neither bute nor banamine will "cure" laminitis. In fact, there is no "cure".
A positive outcome is almost entirely dependent upon a protocol designed to address the secondary mechanical failure associated with the pathology. That and... luck.
Speed of treatment is critical to success. Get a therapeutic farrier to attend your pony... yesterday!