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        06-17-2009, 08:54 AM
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    Your barn manager is probably being overcautious.

    One of the other possible causes of founder is a restriction of blood flow to the hoof , so he may be thinking that to allow the horses into the cold water may be a possible danger due to the arteries & veins contracting as a result.

    This is a an area of research that is still under investigation, but I think they are talking about just submerging the feet in ice cold water over prolonged periods of time.

    I don't think that exposing the whole animal can cause a problem - if it did none of them would make it through winter without having problems.

    What I would do in your case is ---- enjoy yourself !
         
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