Laminitis symptoms include sore feet but the disease is systemic and many times due to metabolic disease, infection or post colic. The 1st step in preventing and treating laminitis is to identify the cause...is the pasture too lush ? is your older horse developing Cushing's. Once the cause is identified and treated, a long term prevention strategy including lifestyle and dietary changes can help avoid future episodes.
The herbal formula Hot Hoof can be part of your founder prevention strategy.
In TCVM, chronic laminitis involves Heat and Blood stasis which leads to pain. Hot Hoof I formula contains herbs that clear Heat like Yin Chen (Artemisia capilaris) & Da Huang "Big Yellow" (rhubarb root) plus herbs to relieve pain and increase circulation to the feet like Mo Yao (myrrh resin) and Hong Hua (Safflower).
This herbal formula should not be given to pregnant mares.
Remember laminitis is a serious condition that should always involve your veterinarian for treatment and together, you can develop a management plan to prevent future episodes.
Listen to Horses in the Morning for more ideas to keep your horse comfortable after foundering with Flexible Filly and Thinline Global products.
www.horsesinthemorning.com and listen to episode 2173