Help! Should I call the vet? Horse possibly foundered while I was away
Hi everyone, I just moved back home from university for the summer. My mare hasn't been showing any lameness or pain at all, however, she has indents above the coronet band on both front feet, extending further back but not all the way around. She also has some rings which are not as severe as some founder rings I have seen, but still have me concerned. Her toes are extremely long because the BO is still only having the farrier out every 8 weeks (about to change now that I am back to see her condition) and she grows fast in the spring and summer so it is hard to say if her movement is affected by founder or just her long toes. She was trotting around fairly willingly, a bit lazy but she is out of shape and I had just hopped on bareback and was slipping around a little. Could she have foundered while I was away and is no longer in pain? Or would she continue to be in pain after her bone sinking? And should I have the vet out at this point or wait a week to see what the farrier has to say?
Thank you all, I have little experience with laminitis/founder so I would really appreciate some advice!