How to treat horse laminitis?

Laminitis treatment must be started early to maximize the chances of recovery. Here are ways how to treat horse laminitis:

  • Pedal bone support – it will prevent rotation or sinking. The shoes should be removed to allow better support to be applied to the sole. The horse needs to be stabled on a deep shavings bed. In order that the bedding packs up under the foot to provide further support and cushioning. Additionally, the horse must have a strict box rest.
  • Painkillers for laminitis – painkillers such as phenylbutazone (Bute) will make the horse more comfortable and reduce foot inflammation. Acepromazine is also commonly used to improve the blood supply to the laminae.
  • Radiographs – they are necessary to fully assess the position of the pedal bone and the changes occurring within the hoof capsule.
  • Farriery – the foot must be carefully trimmed to gradually correct the orientation of the pedal bone relative to the ground. Once the acute inflammation has subsided heart bar shoes are often applied to support the pedal bone and stabilize the hoof capsule. Metal shoes are usually employed, but bad cases may benefit from glue on plastic shoes which are gentler on the foot.
  • Stem Cell Therapy – Stem Cells move to the inflamed or damaged tissue, suppress the inflammation, relieve pain, and cause new tissue to grow. Medrego EquiCell product is one of the most effective horse laminitis treatment. It has up to 90% success rate, the first results may be seen after 2 weeks and it’s 100% safe.