Pasture management guidelines to minimise risk of laminitis in horses

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-000526

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, July 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

1. Investigate and raise awareness of the problems of excess carbohydrate in forage as a risk factor in laminitis 2. Determine levels of NSC in grass that triggers laminitis 3. Provide management guidelines for pasture to minimise the risk of these diseases