Thursday, May 27, 2010

Founder

J's Dad's horse Lady has foundered several times. I'm sure she had foundered before he got her 2 years ago then again 1 1/2 years ago before he brought her to our house.
She is always overweight with a large crest. She has been getting sore again over the last month despite having a grazing muzzle and being confined to a 1/2 acre lot.
In order to come up with a treatment and prognosis, I borrowed a portable x-ray unit to radiograph her feet.
She has about 20 degrees of rotation on her front feet and about 5 degrees on 1 hind foot. The other hind foot is fine. I'm considering trying the barefoot technique of lowering the heal and backing up the toe then filing the feet twice a week. There is a lot of conflicting ideas surrounding the treatment for founder but this one seems to make the most sense.

1 comment:

fernvalley01 said...

Rotten that is happening . I guess though who better to make her comfortable? Lucky horse to have her own Vet

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