At the University of Liverpool we are currently undertaking research into ways in which laminitis may be prevented. The information presented is based on frequent questions that horse owners have about laminitis and evidence-based information that we can provide. For more information about this important work, please visit

We are grateful to the Animal Welfare Foundation who funded a study investigating "Horse owners' understanding of laminitis" and they have kindly funded development of these web pages and a Laminitis Leaflet that can also be downloaded. 

For more infomration about the AWF, please visit

What is laminitis?

Signs of laminitis

What causes laminitis?

Types of laminitis

Caring for laminitis cases

Preventing laminitis

Steroids and laminitis