Boots and inserts

February 23, 2015

Foam treatment helps laminitic horse with poor frog

Experiment with foam over Thanksgiving weekend allows Robin Hood to run and play.

November 3, 2013

Trimming laminitic horse is success

Horses with low-grade laminitis can be made comfortable and taken off bute while still having an active case of the disease. I didn’t believe that before this year.

October 14, 2011

Boot inserts for laminitic and foundered horses

If you use any sort of therapeutic boot on your laminitic or foundered horse, I think I’ve found a good solution to the problem of the inserts always wearing out.

Latest posts

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.