Laminitis is a crippling condition that can affect all members of the equine family. This condition can be found in one or all four hooves and is extremely painful for the horse. Basically, laminitis is the inflammation of the sensitive laminae that connects the coffin bone to the hoof wall. Since the laminae is responsible to suspend the coffin bone inside the hoof, when inflammation occurs, the bond is not as strong and can result in the downward rotation of the coffin bone.
As shown in this picture on the left, the laminae are connecting the coffin bone to the hoof wall. Since the hoof supports the weight of the horse, when the laminae becomes inflamed and irritated, the bond is weakened, then the coffin bone can rotate downward and potentially penetrate the sole of the hoof.
From Okanagan School of Natural Hoof Care
MagnaWave PEMF technology can help reduce the inflammation in the laminae by increasing blood flow and oxygen content down to the hoof. Obtaining adequate blood circulation down to the hoof is essential to help the laminae strengthen the bond between the hoof wall and coffin bone. Involving a vet and farrier is always recommended when dealing with laminitis, they can help track the rotation of the coffin bone and provide comfortable shoeing.
Pam Underwood of Show Time MagnaWave has shared her stories of success by addressing two of her own personal horses.
“I started to see results in the first three days of sessions, the strong digital pulse went away!” – Pam Underwood
Pam was proactive in addressing her horses. Once she noticed there was a strong digital pulse or heat on the front hooves, she would immediately start formulating a plan with her veterinarian to get her horses back to a state of wellbeing.
There are many causes that can trigger laminitis in hoses, including obesity, metabolic problems, excessive grain, pasture with high sugar content, and even black walnut wood toxicity from shavings. Common signs include warm hooves, strong digital pulse, and reluctance to put weight on the forelimbs to just name a few.
If you believe your horse has laminitis, contact your veterinarian and nearest MagnaWave practitioner to help your horse recover and stay in good health!