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Sensitive horse laminae | Discover 5 management tips

April 20, 2021 Chris Price

Managing sensitive horse laminae is not easy.  I do not envy those who suddenly have to consider the complications of this every year.

If you feel that you are starting to worry about your horse’s sensitive laminae (which are anatomical structures) then the first step to conquering this worry is to consider why you are worried and what you can do to resolve this.

Is it the grass or is it a hormonal matter?  Many vets now say that complications with horse laminae are actually all hormonal.  However, the fact behind this is that too much rich grass can make any horse out of balance and that balance is most easily seen in the sensitive laminae because they are so sensitive and made of very fine blood vessels!

The easiest way to support your horse when they are consuming rich grass is to introduce feeding a digestive liver tonic, such as LamiPro.  This supplement aids digestion so well that rich food becomes much less of a problem. LamiPro supports the entire digestive process and modern science now indicates that many hormones in the body are actually controlled by the gut bacteria and cells of the gut lining. This suggests how important it is to keep the gut healthy.

Horse laminae

A few management tips to support horse laminae:

Tip 1. Control weight and food intake

The first stop for horse laminae is to maintain appropriate body condition for your pony/horse. It is not always easy to recognise if your horse is overweight but regular exercise can be the most effective way to control this. Restricting the intake of rich grass through the use of limited grazing time, muzzles and strip grazing is another effective method of managing healthy laminae whilst also reducing the amount of rich feed in their diet.

I would also recommend reaching for our LamiPro liquid whilst you cut down on grazing and rich food as this can provide nutritional support for digestion, metabolism, liver function and feed utilisation. If you find that grass is the main issue, this supplement will almost work the same day fed or during the next day.  If you use it regularly whilst being careful, there is a good chance you will be able to get your horse grazing relatively normal again.  However, be aware of how dangerous fertilized grass can be. It is quite often the worst thing for horse laminae.

Tip 2.  Hormone control

If you are still worried about horse laminae and think the cause could be hormone imbalance, reach for CushPro whilst feeding LamiPro. CushPro can provide further help to the immune system and will also provide the famous Agnus Castus which is the natural ingredient to maintain the correct level of hormones. You can also add Alphabute into this mix if you feel you need to provide that extra support of comfort to the laminae.  You may also wish to feed CushPro if your horse/pony has a shaggy coat, drinks excessively and shows signs of a weak immune system.

Tip 3.  Maintain metabolism

If you find the above are not the possible cause of your horse’s sensitive laminae and you are thinking the cause could be metabolism-related, consider feeding Metabolic Tonic.

This is our new flagship product that we are very proud of.  It was designed by a real herbal doctor and refined by us for your beloved steed.  Metabolic tonic really helps to make sure everything is working in normal harmony, from insulin levels to body fat levels.  In the modern age, these sorts of problems can be caused by all the myriad of chemicals that cover our fields.

Lamipro can further support digestive issues where required and is safe alongside metabolic tonic.

Tip 4. Support the immune system

Never forget ImmuPlus and Alphabute! These are two of our most popular products.  ImmuPlus is a great immune tonic but it is also superb at helping cells divide normally.  When there is damage it is normal for cells to repair quickly but with ImmuPlus, this natural process is extremely efficient.  This combined with the soothing properties of Alphabute can give an amazing approach.

Tip 5. Keep the hooves in tip-top condition

Excessive physical stresses on a horse’s hooves can also put a strain on the laminae.  Keep up with regular visits from your farrier. Maintaining a regular schedule with your farrier can help keep your horse’s hooves well balanced and strong. Try to avoid excessive training and work when the ground is at its hardest as these surfaces can cause concussion which can lead to complications with laminae.

Horse laminae can be affected in any horse, or pony, of any age, or sex and can be disturbed by a variety of metabolic or physical causes. Complications with laminae are multi-factorial, therefore this usually means that there is more than one factor involved before a horse Is diagnosed with the problem. I think our 5 tips above cover all bases and of course always use your local vet because only they can really see what is happening.  I am always available to talk to you about how our products can support your horse/pony and also give advice wherever needed.

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