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  • Founder rings on horses
  • Should i buy a horse that foundered in the past

 
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    10-02-2008, 03:27 PM
  #1
Foal
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When you buy a horse and have the vet come out and do a vet check... Can they tell if a horse has foundered in the past? Or do you need to specially ask them to look at that... Or can they at all... with just a normal vet check.
     
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    10-02-2008, 03:52 PM
  #2
Trained
I'm not sure about all horses, but horses I have seen that have foundered, have founder rings.
I believe a vet's only way of seeing if the horse has it is through x-ray.
     
    10-02-2008, 04:38 PM
  #3
Trained
My farrier is really good and has been able to tell me everytime. Kita has foundered twice, he wasn't around for either time and he knew that she foundered twice.
     
    10-02-2008, 10:20 PM
  #4
Weanling
I would say that any qualified Vet should be able to detect a foundered horse visually. As for the degree of rotation/damage would have to have x-rays.
     
    10-03-2008, 08:10 PM
  #5
Started
Yes, a vet (or farrier) should be able to tell whether or not a horse has foundered.....and if you suspect founder x-rays of the feet are a good way to go.
     

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