Laminitis is a serious, debilitating but common condition of the foot which can affect all types and ages of horses. Laminitis can significantly compromise the welfare of the horse by causing immobility and excruciating pain which may lead to euthanasia.
It is now understood that 90% of laminitis cases are caused by an underlying hormonal condition such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome and/or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), commonly known as Cushing’s disease. Information about Cushing’s disease can be found on our website.
More information on laminitis can be found on our Recent Research page.
Subtle signs of laminitis
As horse owners/carers we know our horses well so when something isn’t quite right you’ll often be the first to notice. Being aware of the more subtle signs of laminitis can help you to take action faster.