Tag Archives: Inflammation

Hormonal Laminitis – What It’s Not

At the NO Laminitis Conference last year I spent several hours talking about what insulin related laminitis is not. A paper just published in The Veterinary Journal (Patterson-Kane et al) called Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis does the same … Continue reading

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Your Horse Needs Inflammation

Inflammation is always talked about as something you need to avoid or control.  There is a staggering number of medications, supplements and therapy devices that target inflammation. However, inflammation is an essential part of how your horse’s body functions.                   … Continue reading

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Understanding Fat and Fatty Acids

Fat is much more than a storage form of calories.  The membrane of all cells contains fat. Fatty substances form a waterproof barrier in skin and hooves.  Some classes of hormone are derived from fat/cholesterol.  Some fats help regulate the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Art of Poulticing

Poultices have been in use as long as horses have been domesticated. In fact, they used to be a very common human remedy as well. Major uses for poultices are: to soothe and cool inflamed or overheated areas  to draw … Continue reading

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Hormonal Laminitis is Different

There are many causes of laminitis, including dietary overloads, hormonal disruptions, toxic plants, severe intestinal disorders and bacterial infections.  It has been estimated that 80% or more of laminitis cases fall under the category of hormonal/endocrine pathologies but until recently … Continue reading

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Provide Joint Support the Natural Way

Several herbs and botanical extract show powerful promise in supporting joint health. Steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work well, but come with a considerable risk of side effects that make them unsuitable for long-term use. This is where herbal … Continue reading

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Laminitis – a bloody awful issue

“The clinical signs of acute laminitis, including a bounding digital pulse and increased hoof temperature, suggest a vascular component. It is postulated that there are blood flow abnormalities including increased capillary pressure, flow in arteriovenous anastomoses, and venoconstriction so lamellae … Continue reading

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