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Every farrier knows laminitis is a serious foot problem that affects all members of the horse family. It can end a horse’s career and even its life.
Preventing Laminitis In Horses is a 32-page, easy-to-read and follow guide that explains how laminitis can be prevented by simply understanding the causes and contributing factors. This informative booklet, written specifically for horse owners, makes a great gift for farriers to give to their shoeing clients. It may also help establish a long-term relationship with a client. A packet of 10 booklets is offered at a special price of only $60. A purchase of one booklet costs $11.95.
The booklet is broken down into three sections. The first section defines laminitis and lists the warning signs of this devastating disease. While laminitis is a complex condition, the authors, Dr. Richard Mansmann and Dr. Christine King, use simple terms and helpful diagrams to explain important information. This section also contains “pull-out” quotes that offer useful tidbits.
The second section covers several causes and contributing factors such as diet, body condition, age, activity level, disease, history and shoeing. For each cause, the authors list the reasons why it may lead to laminitis.
This section also includes a chart for horse owners to evaluate their animal’s body condition. It’s a body scoring system that takes into account the amount of body fat. The system is measured on a scale from 1 to 9.
“Regardless of your horse’s age, breed, height…