Saturday, April 11, 2015

Could Milk Thistle and Silymarin Prevent Laminitis? - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA
Mar 14, 2015

If you know your horse is at risk for the hoof disease laminitis, you can do a lot of things to help prevent the disease from occurring. You can keep his sugars and starches down to a minimum; you can keep his weight down; you can cool his feet if you suspect an inflammatory response. But now research is pointing to another method to help stave off this disease: milk thistle and silymarin.

Milk thistle and its extract, silymarin, are phytogenic substances—natural products known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties...

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