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    08-20-2008, 11:17 PM
She didn't stand up for days. Its ok though. Just try to relax..... I know its hard. But I'm sure you will pull threw.
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    08-20-2008, 11:22 PM
Thanx so much for your information! This has really helped.
    08-20-2008, 11:24 PM
No problem sorry I couldn't be more of a help to ya! But I hope I made you feel better at least.
    08-20-2008, 11:27 PM
Yes, let him lay down if he wants to. Getting pressure off of the feet will help lower the risk of rotation or sinking of the coffin bone.
Cool soaking is recommended, not warm.

Has your vet recommended anything--treatment or management wise--other than just giving banamine and standing in a creek? Bedding changes? Stalling? Padding on feet?

These two articles would be good for you to read.
    08-21-2008, 05:29 AM

Just thought I'd also let you know that it was an 'incureable' founder case and a donkey with indescribably bad feet & a death sentence from every 'expert' I'd consulted(but I'd had him since I was 5yo so kept searching & hoping...) were the reasons I decided to learn about & try 'natural hoofcare' in the first place.

They were both well into their 20s when I started & well on the road to recovery by the time I started rehabbing other's horses, with lots of great successes.

I highly recommend Pete Ramey & as a great source of info to get you started on that journey.
    08-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Thanx. That is waht the vet told us to do. Thnax for all your help.
    08-21-2008, 01:41 PM
Started this will offer support and comfort !!!

Also make sure he is getting NO GRAINS at all

See if you can get mag/ox from your feed store it is cattle supplement and helps to remove sugars/starches from the muscles and systems out of the body 3tablespoons a day for first thirty days

I can not stress the foam enough it saved my mare when she had her concussion founder
    08-23-2008, 04:26 AM
I saw some thing about the nolan hoof plate for foundering horses, but has to be put on by a certified farrier.
    08-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Thanx all of you. But he just keeps gettign worst. He's goign in for x-rays tuesday. We figure were putting him down saterday. Thanx again for your help. I'll post what the vet said tuesday night.
    08-24-2008, 10:54 PM
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