Who we are

Welcome to Laminitis Help, a site for horse owners whose animals have developed laminitis or founder. In 2009, I launched this site by saying: If you own a laminitic horse, I don’t need to tell you that you live in a world unlike any other — one filled with frustration, desperation and guilt, and one where you’re only as happy as your laminitic horse each day. Read more

Do you know about Laminil?

How Laminil helped my laminitic horses

Laminil cream has allowed my horses’ feet to heal in the most extreme of weather conditions, both hot and cold. Read more

Laminil treatment for laminitic horses looks promising

Laminitis, or inflammation of the hoof, has existed possibly since the 17th century B.C., but it’s taken almost 4,000 years for someone to come up with a way to stop an acute bout of the disease. That someone is Colorado researcher Charlie Owen, who has developed an injectable drug called Laminil, which could be a game changer in the treatment of laminitis. Read more

Latest posts

How Laminil helped my laminitic horses

Laminil cream has allowed my horses’ feet to heal in the most extreme of weather conditions, both hot and cold.

Check hay, feed for high iron levels when treating laminitis in horses

Your horse’s diet may be full of excess iron, which studies have linked to insulin resistance.

Is laminitis linked to rising temperatures?

Researchers from The Netherlands have published a study tying human diabetes to increased outdoor temperatures.

Filtering water stops laminitis in horses; water tests indicated iron level was safe

Both geldings have seen huge improvement in their feet, even though they are eating grass around the clock.

Iron overload likely caused my horses’ laminitis

In “Clue” like fashion, I’m declaring the cause of my six horses’ laminitis over the last 18 years as an excess intake of iron from weeds, trace mineral blocks and well water, leading to insulin resistance and the insulin form of laminitis.

Feed more hay to laminitic horse, equine nutritionist says

We’ve created the insulin resistant horse by doing all the wrong things in the name of helping, according to Juliet Getty, Ph.D.

Vet examines why some laminitic feet return to soundness

Some horses recovering from laminitis and coffin bone rotation become sound even though the hoof wall no longer is parallel to the bone. Dr. Debra Taylor, DVM, looks at possible explanations for this occurrence in a video posted on thehorse.com.

Angel's journal

Photo journal of horse with laminitis and founder in 2004

My mare, Angel, had one of the worst laminitis cases that my vet in 2004 had seen, and laminitis is his specialty. It occurred to me that I should chronicle Angel’s case with photos. Read more