World Horse Welfare promotes laminitis awareness

Watch a series of lectures on laminitis by some of the world’s leading authorities on the condition.

World Horse Welfare promotes laminitis awareness

Shown in five films, the lectures provide invaluable expert advice about the signs, treatment and prevention of laminitis.

The lectures were recorded during a Laminitis Awareness tour of British University Veterinary colleges earlier this year.

Featured specialists include Professor Derek Knottenbelt, Dr Cathy McGowan and Alex Dugdale from the University of Liverpool, David Catlow from Oakhill Veterinary Centre and Samantha Lewis from World Horse Welfare.

They discuss “The Horse’s Foot and How it Goes Wrong” (Prof Knottenbelt,) “Managing your Laminitic and Minimising his Pain” (Dr McGowan,) “Recognising the Early Signs of Laminitis” (David Catlow,) “Using Ultrasound to show the Difference Between Fat and Muscle” (Alex Dugdale,) and “How to Fat Score a Horse” (Samantha Lewis.)

The lectures were organised by Dr Teresa Hollands, Senior Nutritionist at Dodson and Horrell. She said: “Although laminitis is perceived to be worse in spring and autumn it is actually a condition which occurs throughout the year. These films give owners the ideal opportunity to remind themselves of what to look out for, and how to minimise the chances of their horse contracting laminitis.”

The films can be watched below or at www.youtube.com/horsecharity.

“The Horse’s Foot and How it Goes Wrong” Prof Knottenbelt

“Managing your Laminitic and Minimising his Pain” Dr McGowan

“Recognising the Early Signs of Laminitis” David Catlow

“Using Ultrasound to show the Difference Between Fat and Muscle” Alex Dugdale

“How to Fat Score a Horse” Samantha Lewis

Please visit our advice pages for further information on laminitis.

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