My 12 year old mare has been diagnosed with dorsal displacement of the soft palate and even more recently pharyngitis. The vet put her on 1 week of 5 CCs or oral dexamethsone and then drop it to 3 CCs every other day. He did mention that a side effect of dex is laminitis - but very rarely.
Last week my mare came up lame in both front. Vet came out and flex tested her and took x-rays. He did say that the coffin bone area was a bit puffy. The corrective action that we put us on was to shorten her toes and raise her heel and make the angel more inline with the angle of her pastern (front). And above all, no relation to the dex.
Just before the vet and my farrier came out - another farrier briefly looked at her and said that her heels were low and the toes were too long.
Has anyone had experiences with Dex and lameness? Or other side effects?