Laminitis Rehab: A Case Study

We know that laminitis can be one of the most heartbreaking lameness issues to watch – the pain can be so acute and so severe, and it’s hard to see a horse in that much pain.

Fortunately, over the last decade we have learned a LOT about laminitis recovery and prevention, and many cases that never would have made it 20 years ago now are going back to full work and productive lives after laminitis and founder.

Daisy Bicking, a hoofcare provider in PA with a special focus on laminitic rehabilitation, talked with me about a case study that just wasn’t getting better despite the owner doing “all the right things”: a tested and tightly managed diet, a dry lot, and frequent bloodwork monitoring. Daisy talks about what they changed and how they got this horse back to full soundness and ridden work!

You can hear the entire conversation on any podcast app under “The Humble Hoof,” or directly on this page.

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1 thought on “Laminitis Rehab: A Case Study

  1. Kimberly Muller July 10, 2023 — 7:26 pm

    Wow! This podcast found me at the right time. We moved to our new house and ranch 4 months ago. Then my 17yr old Paint, Kyle, lost his companion 2months ago due to intestinal strangulation. He was quite depressed for 2 weeks only coming out of his loafing shed to eat. Nothing consoled him. I found him another companion and they are doing well together. However we found evidence of significant hoof changes at his last trim a few days ago. He’s already on a dry lot and has been receiving a well managed ECIR diet for at least a year. Kyle has had a lot of life changes in a short time and I truly think the stress is showing in his feet. Stress and herd life is not often considered during any rehab, so thank you for bringing it to the forefront.
    Also I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the track system. I’m so encouraged build one for our property now—I sent some plans to my husband as I was listening.
    Thank you for sharing Kira’s story.
    Kimberly Muller
    Fallon, NV

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