Laminitis victims

Secretariat loses battle with laminitis at age 19

The racing legend was put down on Oct. 4, 1989, at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., after a month-long battle with laminitis. He was 19.

Affirmed put down due to laminitis at 26

The Triple Crown winner was euthanized Jan. 12, 2001, due to pain from laminitis. He was 26.

Sunday Silence dies after battling laminitis

The winner of the 1989 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes died Aug. 19, 2002, after battling laminitis for 14 weeks.

Barbaro loses battle with laminitis at age 4

The Kentucky Derby winner was euthanized on Jan. 29, 2007, after a battle with laminitis watched around the world. He was 4.

Strike the Gold put down due to laminitis at age 23

The 1991 Kentucky Derby champion was put down On Dec. 13, 2011, at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey after suffering a fractured left front pastern in his paddock. He was 23.

Smart Strike, sire of Curlin, succumbs to laminitis

The two-time champion sire in North America succumbed to laminitis March 25, 2015. He was 23.

Sherriff’s Deputy, dam of Curlin, loses battle with laminitis

The dam of Curlin was euthanized July 19, 2012, at Fares Farm near Lexington, Ky., due to complications from laminitis. She was 18.

Bond Holder, Derby prospect, euthanized due to laminitis

The Grade 1 stakes winner and Kentucky Derby prospect was put down April 19, 2014, due to complications from laminitis. He was 3.

Disco Rico euthanized after long battle with laminitis

The New York sire was euthanized on Dec. 18, 2014, after a two-year battle with laminitis. He was 17.

Rockport Harbor euthanized due to laminitis at age 11

The stakes winner and sire was euthanized Aug. 2, 2013, due to laminitis. He was 11.

Noble Causeway put down after brief battle with laminitis

The Grade 1 stakes winner and Derby and Preakness contender was put down May 27, 2014, after losing a brief battle with laminitis. He was 12.

Intense Holiday loses battle with laminitis at age 3

Kentucky Derby competitor and Grade 2 stakes winner was put down June 12, 2014, after losing a battle with laminitis following surgery. The colt was 3.

Big Kiss loses battle with laminitis at age 6

The racehorse was put down on July 11, 2014, due to continuing issues in his hind end resulting from laminitis. He was 6.

Hay List, star sprinter, euthanized due to laminitis at age 9

The Australian star sprinter lost a battle with laminitis Feb. 3, 2015. The gelding was 9.

Jimmy, Australia’s most expensive thoroughbred, loses battle with laminitis at 2

The half brother to Australia’s famous sprinter Black Caviar was euthanized Dec. 29, 2013, after losing a battle with laminitis. The unraced colt was 2.

Thorn Song put down due to laminitis at age 11

The California turf horse was put down Aug. 4, 2014, at Alamo Pintado Veterinary Clinic in Los Olivos due to complications of laminitis. He was 11.

Shinko King put down after long battle with laminitis

The New Zealand stallion was put down May 17, 2012, after a lengthy battle with laminitis. He was 21.

Mr. Greeley euthanized after battle with laminitis

The Gainesway sire was euthanized Nov 30, 2010, after a brief battle with laminitis. He was 18.

Kip Deville euthanized after lengthy battle with laminitis

The winner of the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Mile was 7 at the time of his death.

Giant Ryan put down due to complications from laminitis

The 6-year-old colt was being treated for an injury to his left foreleg when he developed the disease.

West Acre loses battle with laminitis at 17

The unraced stallion sired 179 winners, including 12 stakes winners.

Odysseus put down after bout with laminitis

The 3-year-old colt and onetime Derby prospect developed the disease after receiving treatment for colitis.

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.

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.

What is the link between laminitis and horse smegma?

Horse smegma is not a topic that gets a lot of press. I’ve been on a mission to find the definitive study on smegma and laminitis, and I don’t think it exists.