December 5, 2011

Chronically obese horses face daunting task to lose weight

The University of Kentucky says quick weight gain in a horse is easier to turn around than chronic overweightness.

November 10, 2011

Does using several piles of hay work for the laminitic horse?

I’m interested in whether the amount of calories the horses expend to go get the hay is enough to offset the calories they get eating that extra flake.

November 9, 2011

We are killing our laminitic horses with calories

That’s my conclusion. I had been thinking I had been starving my chronically laminitic horses for years only to discover I wasn’t even close.

November 6, 2011

How many calories does your laminitic or foundered horse burn exercising?

The National Resource Council’s equine nutrition report, released in 2007, provides information on how much energy horses expend during exercise in addition to giving dietary requirements.

November 5, 2011

How many calories should you feed your insulin-resistant laminitic horse?

Most owners of laminitic horses who have the insulin form of the disease are willing to move mountains to help their horse, but they don’t know where to turn.

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.