Despite the many differences between donkeys and horses, donkeys are all too often regarded as difficult and noisy, small horses with long ears. Both veterinarians, hoof care providers and donkey owners are guilty of this prejudice which is not only unjustified, but can be detrimental to donkeys as well.
Even though laminitis is not a hoof disease, its worst and most obvious characteristics are found in the hooves. To be able to correctly interpret signs of laminitis in donkeys it is necessary to know the following. The horizontal ridges (laminitic…
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