Equine Welfare charity Bransby Horses are hosting an event on 18 May aimed at horse owners, covering the prevention, treatment and management of laminitis.

Horses and ponies can develop this serious condition at any time of the year but are particularly at risk in the spring, when the new grass is coming through, and it is a problem the charity’s Welfare Team see regularly.

“We understand the difficulties owners face when it comes to managing an equine’s weight,” said Welfare manager Rachel Jenkinson. “This event is a great opportunity to ask advice and to help owners to understand more about laminitis and how to manage it.”

Guest speaker and registered farrier Scott Sykes DipWCF will be joined by Bransby Horses’ Lead Veterinary Clinician Lara Gosling, to answer questions and to highlight the holistic approach of working with your farrier and vet to manage the condition.

Scott aims to cover how laminitis can affect a horse; what signs to look for in an equine’s feet if they are showing signs of laminitis and the changes in the external and internal structures of the hoof.

Their ‘Managing Laminitis’ event is free to attend however booking is essential as places are limited.

Managing Laminitis starts at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Thursday 18 May, 2023, in the Clifford Marshall Building at Bransby Horses in Bransby near Lincoln. Light refreshments and free parking will be available. For more information visit BransbyHorses.co.uk/MADE or to reserve your free space, call 01427 788464.

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