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Again about laminitis

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If you notice that your horse goes to a strange gait, she may have laminitis. In this disease of the plate (lamina), which connects the hoof bone to the inner side of the hoof weaken. In this case a foot bone of a horse is separated from the inner wall of the hoof. Consequently, the heel bone can rotate, and sometimes even to put pressure on the hoof. The process when a bone presses on the hoof, and is called “laminitis”.

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This disease can affect a horse of any age and breed. When laminate the horse can’t easily turn, especially on alfalta. Even if walking across the sand appears normal on a hard surface you’ll notice the deviation. Also, the horse may want all the time to shift weight from one foot to the other.

Classic panicum the appearance of laminate in horses, we have paid the last article. But recently researchers have conducted the search of new causes, which led to interesting results. Here are some of nonagency of the reasons for the laminate of the horse.

  1. Being overweight doubles the probability of a laminate. This is logical: the pressure on the hoof is proportional to the mass of the horse. And if the mass is rising, the pressure on the hoof increased.
  2. Rare (less than once in 8 weeks) ruschitzka hooves. Increases the risk of laminate is almost twice.
  3. Soft tissue injury — tendon, or ligaments — increases the probability of 4 times.
  4. Moving horses to a new place, i.e. a change of stables increases the likelihood of a laminate during the year after approximately.
  5. The use of steroids increases the risk of laminate in 4 times.
  6. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — 3 times.
  7. About the use of anthelmintic drugs, we can say that macrocyclic lactones are safer, but benzimidazole increase the probability of laminate almost 4 times.
  8. If the horse is output popastis only in the mornings (no afternoon and evening grazing), then the risk grows to more than 4 times.
  9. Put on a muzzle only for the duration grazing increases the likelihood of a laminate also 4 times. The comparison here is with those horses who wear a muzzle at all, and those who did not carry.

This is an interesting occasion to reflect filed by British scientists D. Pollard, E. C. Wylie, P. Neve, K. L., J. R. Newton.

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