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post #1 of 6 Old 08-10-2008, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Signs of founder

I used to have a pony that foundered very easliy, I knew what to look for in her to get ontop of it quickly, but just wondering what everybody else looks for to get ontop of a foundering horse quickly.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-10-2008, 01:49 PM
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Lameness in both front feet (or even both hind feet), leaning to get weight off of the sore end, heat in both front feet, reluctance to move around, very tender when walking on hard surfaces.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-10-2008, 07:45 PM
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As above, also laying down a lot and refusing to stand, generally looking miserable and a large hardened crest. That last one's the biggie, although not 100% reliable.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-11-2008, 01:47 AM
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a better idea than looking for signs of founder, is preventing ponies (and horses) from getting excessively fat in the first place. As soon as our ponies start getting cresty and fat deposits on either side of the spine, we restrict their grazing. The old saying 'prevention is better than cure' is just so true in the case of founder.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-11-2008, 08:44 AM
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It's all very well to stop them getting fat, but I've seen horses of perfectly healthy weight founder to the point where they eventually needed to be put down overnight. It can hit quickly, and the horse does not always need to be fat.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-11-2008, 12:03 PM
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throbbing pulse in front feet

Tenderness at the apex of the frog

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