There are 3 main problems people commonly make when dealing with laminitis.
1. Under-rating the seriousness of the problem
2. The over-use of ‘Bute’ (anti-inflammatory and analgesic)
With the reduction in pain, the horse may move around more than it should – more than the unstable laminae can cope with, thus cause further breakdown.
3. Not dealing with insulin resistance
Which is probably a factor in the majority of cases of laminitis. This is mainly by controlling the intake of non-structural carbohydrates in the diet. (sugars and starch)