Laminitis in the geriatric horse.

The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice

PubMedID: 12516927

Hunt RJ. Laminitis in the geriatric horse. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2002;18(3):439-52.
There are few diseases that instill a comparable sense of doom in the mind of a treating veterinarian as laminitis. There is a feeling of cautious optimism when a horse with laminitis responds favorably to treatment. Although this optimism all too often proves false when treating laminitic patients, management of the patient afflicted with chronic laminitis can be rewarding. Through diligent and careful client communication and instruction, many geriatric patients with chronic laminitis can be maintained for years as comfortable companions, for light riding use, or as productive breeding animals.