Founder is a word no horse owner wants to hear. However, it is important to recognize the signs of founder. The earlier it is detected, the better of a chance you have to minimize the damage founder can inflict on your horse.
What is founder? Also known as laminitis, founder is a painful hoof condition where the laminae (the tissue connecting the bone to the hoof) become inflamed. What are the warning signs of founder?
If you suspect your horse may be foundering, CALL YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY. Founder is always considered an emergency and must be treated as soon as possible.
I hope that you never have to experience founder in your horse. But if you do, I hope the above information will help you recognize founder symptoms early. Early detection is key in recovery from founder!
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