Laminae

Where do the laminae fit in? You can imagine that there is a lot of pressure on a horse’s feet  because of the way it stands on ‘tip toe’. Although the hoof is very strong and large there needs to be some special way of fixing the toe inside the hoof if this is to be a comfortable way of standing.

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One of the ways horses legs are able to cope with this situation is by having sensitive and insensitive laminae layers which fix the toe in position inside the hoof. Microscopically these layers both look like corregated cardboard and fit firmly together to give great strength. The insensitive laminae are part of the hoof wall and sensitive laminae are made up of blood  vessels and nerves which are bound to the soft tissue and the ‘toe bone’ beneath. In this way the bone of the foot is firmly attached to the tough hoof wall.

In horses prone to laminitis, the sensitive laminae are prone to damage from toxins released from undigested grass in the gut. These toxins pass through the blood vessels of the sensitive laminae which may then be badly affected. The trick then for laminitis prone horses is to improve digestion so that no toxins are released when rich food is eaten.

Laminitis Prone Supplement

Laminitis Prone Supplement

Love letting him out Traditionally laminae concerns are thought of as a nutritional issue. Nutrition is extremely important... More Details »

Rebuilder

Rebuilder

Supports regrowth of laminae and other areas of the body This traditional formula is a great help if horses and need... More Details »

Alphabute

Alphabute

Fast acting Start feeding Alphabute as soon as required. Can be used just for shorter periods or long term.  Many customers will... More Details »

Alphabute Super

Alphabute Super

Instant Action - works on the same day used! Alphabute Super can be used as a quick acting soothing formula.... More Details »

C-AID

C-AID

Special Vitex Agnus Castus detox formula Agnus Castus is an important plant to use for many horses with laminae worries. In... More Details »

C-AID Spray

C-AID Spray

For the most difficult horses. As a unique herbal homeopathic preparation, C-Aid provides an energetic approach to help support sensitive laminae,... More Details »