Foot Secrets

Laminitis is a horrible disease that sickens any horse person. When I was a kid, I used to think this disease was like cancer of horses. Once horses are affected, most of them have it for the rest of their life. Occasionally, a horse could survive it and become a healthy horse, but that was the exception rather than the rule. We treated this horse with all the tools and medications we had. We moved him to the treatment barn, and my technicians worked on him every 2 hours around the clock. After three days, the urine was back to normal, the kidneys started to heal, and the horse was clinically stable. However, he could not stand up. We consulted with the experts, sent the radiographs to veterinarians in other clinics of Florida, Kentucky, and all my mentors over the world. What do you think was their response?

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