Tag Archives: laminitis horses

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 »

Are drugs ever OK? Treating laminitis horses

I am continuing in a dialog with my newsletter subscriber who was concerned about my use of pergolide. Her experience was with an insulin resistant horse that did not respond to supplements but did respond to the Floth horse supplements from Dr. Thomas. She was very happy with the individual coaching she received from the … Continue Reading »

What is holistic care?

I wrote my newsletter the last 2 months on a laminitis horse case study. In this case of a cushings horse with elevated ACTH on blood work and severe laminitis I used a drug called pergolide to treat her. In the past I have not wanted to use pergolide because it can cause side effects … Continue Reading »

Owners can treat laminitis in horses

Laminitis in horses is a challenging condition to treat because no two cases present the same way. The individual presentation of the laminitis horse makes this condition especially difficult for a busy equine practitioner who may not have the time to observe and research treatments for each case. Sometimes equine practitioners may not even be … Continue Reading »

What you need to know about laminitis in horses to be successful in treatment

When I work with laminintis horses I always focus on educating the owner. In my experience an owner who is willing to learn more about laminitis in horses is much better able to meet the needs of these individuals. First thing you need to pay attention to is what your horse eats. So many cases … Continue Reading »