Join Date: May 2009
Location: rural central Virginia
New Draft Mare possible Laminitis vet on way
I brought home my new spotted draft on Monday. It's Thursday now and I'm noticing that she's shifting her weight from one front foot to the other. I've called the vet and he'll come today. I'm horrified that it could be laminitis.
It's been pouring rain since I brought her home, so she's been in the barn most of the time (it's more of a run-in) separated from the other 2 mares. So, she's been eating hay, no grain, not much of any grass, what tiny bit there is this time of year.
I've taken her slivers (I mean really small) of apples over the past couple of days. Could I have done this to her??!!
I've never dealt with laminitis before. What can I expect? What will I have to do?