Tay Valley Veterinary Equine Centre has been asked to participate in a nation wide study into the frequency and risk factors of laminitis. We are the only practice in the East of Scotland to be participating and hope that our contribution helps towards increasing knowledge about this common and painful condition.
The project is a collaborative one with the Animal Health Trust, Royal Vet College, Liphook Equine Hospital and the Western Counties Equine Clinic and is generously funded by World Horse Welfare.
The main aims are:
1)To quantify the frequency of occurrence of laminitis in the British Horse Population
2)To describe the epidemiology of laminitis in horses in GB
3)To study how to facilitate and implement effective treatment and prevention of laminitis in GB
For each case we see we have been asked to complete a questionnaire and with your permission pass your details on. The AHT will then send you a simple questionnaire regarding risk factors contributing to the development of laminitis in your horse.
To provide a control study we have also been asked to send a risk factor questionnaire to owners with horses that have not recently suffered laminitis. These may come out with a newsletter or account and if you are happy to complete the form we would be very grateful.