Did you know 90% of laminitis cases are hormone based?
This is the evidence coming to us these days - there are a lot more cases of both Metabolic Syndrome and Equine Cushing's Disease out there than we previously thought.
Of special interest is the number of cases of Cushing's Disease we are diagnosing in younger horses.
We would suggest you check out this website.
There's loads of interesting new information out there for those of us with horses which suffer from laminitis. The website www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk is a really intersting resourse from the drug company Boeringer Ingleheim. It tells you all the latest about the high incidence of hormonal problems in laminitis cases.
There's loads of great information here, both about Equine Cushing's Disease, and Equine Metablic Syndrome.
most importantly, the company are offering free lab tests for Cushings Disease samples this spring - worth considering if you think your horse may have Cushings!