Horse feed company Spillers has donated £12,000 to the Laminitis Trust to help fund important research.
The funds were raised as the result of a special campaign run by Spillers, which involved the company donating 20 pence to the Laminitis Trust from every bag of Happy Hoof sold during April and May.
The Laminitis Trust, founded in 1998, is the only registered charity dedicated to supporting research into equine laminitis.
Nutritionist Clare Barfoot, Spillers’ research and development manager, said the trust was at the forefront of essential work to discover the causes of the painful and debilitating condition and the company was proud to be able to support it.
Trust founder Robert Eustace said all the money would be used to help fund laminitis research projects.
He urged horse owners to select feeds carrying the Laminitis Trust Feed Approval Mark logo to help them keep their animals at the correct body weight and reduce the risk of laminitis.