Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
A friend of mine down the road said that her little mini, if he gets too much grass, she can tell within hours or by morning that he is going to founder. I would hazard to think that it depends on the animal. How is his pulse's in his hooves? Do you feel any warmth at all?
I was VERY lucky last year when my draft mare got into the harness shed and ate 25lbs of chicken crumbles while my husband was asleep. He had forgotten to lock the door and thank god he knows the signs of colic as when he went out to feed in the morning, I was away and out of state, he immediately started to walk her and called our vet. Long story short after a 5 and a half day stay at one of our more state of the art, 24hr vet hospitals, she pulled through and I missed founder on her by hairs!
But, for about 4 weeks, I would go out and check her hooves often, feel them, look her over, watch her walk, etc. People must of thought I was nuts.