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    08-16-2010, 12:50 AM
we have horse that was in early stage of foundering

We bought this dunn mare from far away from our home and she first off had a crack in her hoof so we told the people we want signed that we had two weeks to visit a vet or else we could bring her back. Well so we took her in the other day the vet said she was 10 to 12 years old. And well we found out she has foundered. She has that quarter crack in her foot almost up to her cornet. But the vet as well told us she is foundered. Well that's great what do we do???? The way the vet could tell is foundering is when they start to get a bow in there foot she has it and she is also sore in her toes. We know exactly what foundering is from or what it is but we don't know if we should keep her it could be very costly and it could turn out to be good or it could turn to be bad...
-she cannot be on pasture food anymore certain amounts of hay
-has to be shoed every 4 weeks, may need to have a certain shoe.
-not sure how bad her quarter crack will turn out, if it will heal or not.
-her age is right in the middle, could be good could be bad

What should we do
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    08-16-2010, 12:57 AM
Send her back, she sounds like already there are issues and I am sure the issues will get worse as time goes on. No pasture, feed hay, shoe every 4 weeks, etc. Plus without exrays and her toes being sore I would worry about coffin bone rotation and that is not a good thing to deal with.
    08-16-2010, 12:59 AM
If you don't want to deal with the extra upkeep that an insulin resistant/laminitic horse involves, definitely return her. Many foundered horses do well barefoot, with regular (2-3 weeks even) trims from a barefoot trimmer.
    08-16-2010, 01:00 AM
Ya that is true. Plus if its going to turn out to be bad we don't want to be stuck with her. It was for my aunt she really likes her... we payed 1000 for her. Should we keep her but try to get some of our money back to take her in again
    08-16-2010, 01:06 AM
I can understand deciding to keep her, but not for $1000. That's just a rip off when you could buy a perfectly sound horse thatll pass a vet check for that much. Personally, I would send her back. In the long run that's most likely the better choice. Not to mention one health problem often leads to another.
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    08-16-2010, 01:06 AM
I would not count on getting money back, if you are planning to keep her. Especially if she was sold "as-is", and not gauranteed sound with a pre purchase vet check.
    08-16-2010, 01:11 AM
Ya true!!! For those that do horse shoeing and deal with foundered horses. What would you do if they want let you take her back??? Cause we talk to her and she is kind of fighting us.... so what is the best way to treat a foundered horse with a quarter crack
    08-16-2010, 01:28 AM
www.barefoothorse.com is a GREAT website with a lot of good information on maintaining hoof health in laminitic horses, and also has info on quarter cracks. If the horse can stay healthy barefoot, in my opinion, that is usually best.
    08-16-2010, 01:29 AM
Ive never heard barefoot??? Everyone and our vet always to keep them shod every 4 weeks,... weirddd
    08-16-2010, 01:33 AM
You have never heard of barefoot? Who do you think would shoe the mustangs?

Barefoot is the healthiest way for a horse to live - After all, that is how evolution designed them. If they have feet that can handle it (A combination of genetics and care history) then barefoot will make your horse happier and more comfortable.

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