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Laminitis is a widespread and increasingly common condition affecting ponies and horses. It shows itself as painful feet in which the pony tries to lean back and take the weight off its hooves onto its heels. This text explains about the different types of laminitis, the signs to look out for and the vet's diagnosis. A section deals with the causes of the disease and why it occurs. The final chapter covers the treatment of chronic laminitis, the specialist shoeing that can help and the surgical methods of treatment. There are notes on prognosis and the preventive methods that should be followed in order to prevent the disease reocurring.
Size: 246 x 185mm, 24 pages