Doors open at 6.30pm. The lectures starts at 7.00pm and will last approximately 2 hours.
Location: Grange Park Sports Club, Old Boston Road, Wetherby, LS22 5NB
Laminitis is a painful and potentially crippling disease that can be fatal to horses. Though many are treated and survive, this is not without severe discomfort and, in the worst cases, a horse may have to be put to sleep if the effects have become so serious that it is inhumane to continue further treatment. If your horse is diagnosed with laminitis then the immediate management is crucial, but we all know that the ideal is actually to manage your horse’s weight, health and grazing prior to any onset, so they don’t become laminitic at all.
This evening will review the causes of laminitis and the best management to prevent it occurring. Graham Harland (DipWCF – from Harland Farriers) will give an in depth lecture on the condition and he will perform a hoof dissection to show the effect of the disease on our horse’s feet.
Sarah Rushby, an equine nutritionist, will review feeding options and their impacts and one of our local vets, who deals with laminitis cases regularly, will further elucidate our understanding, with example x-rays and information of the latest veterinary thoughts about laminitis.
There will be a raffle and tombola.
Refreshments and snacks will be available to purchase.
Tickets are £5 online and £7 on the door. All money raised will go to Hope Pastures. It would be ideal if you book beforehand, so we can ensure sufficient seating etc.
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