Treatment and prevention

To prevent laminitis and enhance the chances of recovery, the primary causes of the diseases will have to be eliminated effectively. Facilitative causes and complications need to be thoroughly addressed. Correct trimming is essential for the horse to move properly, possibly supported by hoof protection. Additionally, many kind of medications, supplements and therapies are available to aid the healing process.

Theories and causesTreatment and prevention

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain (or: nerve pain) is the result of damaged and therefore malfunctioning nerve cells. The damage creates a short circuit, so to speak. This triggers spontaneous stimuli in the nerve. These stimuli are transmitted to the brain via the…
Treatment and prevention

Treatment X

A particular drug, supplement or therapy - let's call it 'treatment X' - works well. Isn't that proof that treatment X works? This question is a good example of anecdotal evidence. You've probably seen this term come across before, but…
Treatment and prevention

Supportive care for the laminitic horse

Supportive care is intended to alleviate or treat disease-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects. In the context of laminitis, this means we are predominantly talking about horses that are so severely injured that they cannot stand for long periods of…
Treatment and prevention

Euthanasia of the laminitic horse

No horse has ever died of laminitis. It is the severity and the duration of the disease and the complications, in combination with the lack of hope of recovery that make it necessary, at a certain moment, to ask ourselves…