Laminitis is only a worry in spring, right? Wrong! It can be a problem in the autumn months, too. The warm, wet weather at this time of year often means there’s another growth of lush, rich grass, which increases the laminitis risk for your fave pony. So, it’s super-important to know all about laminitis so you can give him the help he needs.
1. Laminitis only affects small ponies
2. Too much work on soft ground can cause laminitis
3. Using strip grazing to help control how much grass your pony eats can help reduce the risk.
4. If your pony is over-weight he might be more at risk of laminitis.
5. Native ponies are less at risk of laminitis
6. If you suspect your pony has laminitis you should leave him in his field until the vet arrives
7. If your pony is diagnosed with laminitis the vet might prescribed some anti-inflammatories and painkillers to help him.