Category Archives: Laminitis

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping¬† and Horse Harmony Facebook¬† pages. Q #1 – We recently purchased a 5 year old, OTTB. When we brought him home he had racing … Continue Reading »

September 2016 – Mid Month Update

September 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse Laminitis is not a condition I see often in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2016

January 2016 What’s New in Laminitis Research – Part 3 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. What’s new in laminitis research – Part 3 2. Check Out this Special Offer =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. What’s new in laminitis research – Part 3 Prevention of pituitary … Continue Reading »

December 2015 – Mid Month Update

December 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. What’s New in Laminitis Research – Part 2 2. Want to Have a Better Understanding of Your Horse? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. What’s New in Laminitis Research – Part 2 Earlier this month we talked about diagnosis … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2015

December 2015 What’s New in Laminitis Research – Part 1 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. What’s new in laminitis research – Part 1 2. Want to Have a Better Understanding of Your Horse? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. What’s new in laminitis research – Part … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2015

June 2015 Holistic Horse Health – Natural treatment of Laminitis in horses Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health – Natural treatment of Laminitis in horses 2. Don’t Miss Your Chance! =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health – Natural treatment of Laminitis … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2015

May 2015 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass Spring is here … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2014

June 2014 Holistic Horse Health: Can Your Horse Benefit from Nitric Oxide? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Holistic Horse Health: Can Your Horse Benefit from Nitric Oxide? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Holistic Horse Health: Can Your Horse Benefit from Nitric Oxide? We have recently started carrying … Continue Reading »

Tips to Keep your Laminitis or Laminitis-prone Horse Healthy this Spring

If your horse is currently not experiencing any symptoms of laminitis, making sure he is healthy and ready for warmer weather and greener pastures can prepare him for the coming season. If your horse has laminitis symptoms already, then there are precautions you can take. 1. Check Weight and Insulin Levels – Overweight horses and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Care: Avoiding laminitis in horses

Laminitis in horses is a devastating condition once it takes hold. With a holistic horse care program you can significantly lower the risk of laminitis in horses but you still must stay alert for early signs of the condition. There is no vaccine against laminitis in horses, so diet and management are your best defenses. … Continue Reading »

Laminitis Horses: How to Manage Their Horse Health Care This Spring

Owners of laminitis horses are starting to chew their fingernails because spring is just around the corner. Despite record cold weather in parts of the country, green grass and other signs of spring are popping up regardless. This, of course, makes people who have laminitis horses quite nervous! If you are one of those people, … Continue Reading »

Laminitis in Horses: York – Part 2

Laminitis in horses is always bad but for poor York it was devastating as he was recovering from his bad trailer wreck. York’s system was already stressed and I worried about his overall nutritional status. His coat was dull and he was about 100 pounds underweight. My first goal was to get nutrient dense food … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Laminitis in horses

Laminitis in horses is always a serious holistic horse health emergency, but York’s case has been a real challenge. York, a 4 year old, Thoroughbred, race horse was thrown from his trailer when it was rolled in a major wreck. When the emergency workers arrived on the scene they found York standing in the median … Continue Reading »

Laminitis horses: Labwork not always dependable

Laminitis horses that have metabolic issues are such a challenge to diagnose and treat. It is tempting to focus on lab results but this can be a mistake unless you look at multiple tests. My basic tests for metabolic laminitis horses are glucose, insulin and ACTH. I run these tests regularly and look for patterns … Continue Reading »

Feet First – Good book for getting your horse barefoot

Feet First – Barefoot Performance and Hoof Rehabilitation by Nic Barker and Sarah Braithwaite is one of the best books on Hoof care I have seen. Nic and Sarah started on their path of having barefoot horses when 3 out of 5 of their horses went lame while in shoes. When conventional veterinary care was … Continue Reading »

Horse feeding – Is your horse cheating on his diet?

It is fall in Central Texas which means mesquite bean and acorn season. I got a call from my neighbor a few days ago and her donkey with insulin resistance was walking stiff. My friend was confused because even though we had had some rain, the grass had not had time to grow so she … Continue Reading »

Chronic Horse Laminitis: The Road Back to Health

This is an article I wrote a while back on managing chronic laminitis, and it highlights some basic management issues that are always important when dealing with a horse with chronic laminitis. I deal with a lot of these horses on a regular basis, so it seems like a good time to bring this topic … Continue Reading »