Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing

Grass may contain high levels of simple sugars (mainly sucrose – the same sugar you put in your tea!) and fructan or ‘stored sugar’, collectively referred to as water soluble carbohydrates or ‘WSC’. For severely laminitic horses and ponies complete removal from grazing may be the only the option, particularly during high risk periods such as spring and autumn.

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