We all know that grass can trigger laminitis, particularly in horses and ponies that are overweight.

However, many horse owners aren’t aware that in the majority of cases, laminitis has an underlying hormonal cause — either equine cushings disease or equine metabolic syndrome.

If your horse or pony is prone to laminitis, ask your vet about the Talk About Laminitis initiative.

Until the end of June free laboratory tests are available to help detect the underlying cause. You can download a voucher at www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk.