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post #1 of 3 Old 08-14-2012, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Laminitis And Founder

Hello, All fellow Riders and Carers, My name is Rachel I'm 14 and My two Loan horses are Megan a 12.2 Chestnut Mare and a 15.3 Black Mare Called Grace. I do a lot of reading about horses and ponies and in all my books it says nothing about a the foot problem Founder when I looked this up on the internet some sites say Founder is more common word for Laminitis others say Founder is a more serious case and Laminitis often leads to Founder this information has really got me puzzled so I would be grateful if anyone knows the answer to this question

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-14-2012, 08:51 AM
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A great question

This is a short, easy-to-understand blurp written by an equine center so you know there is a difference between laminitis and founder. Laminitis is the precursor or "warning" signal the horse's hooves are headed for trouble.

What Is The Difference Between Laminitis and Founder?

This link has quite a bit of detail, also written by a credible professional

The Two Phases of Laminitis: News: Kentucky Equine Research

Don't depend on Wikipedia for accurate answers unless they provide links to legitimate sources

When I want serious answers, I look for .edu sites; is a great place to go and membership is free; look for articles written by veterinarians (DVM's).

If an issue arises with your own horses or a friend's horse, this is a great forum to get some honest answers, for the most part.

What most of us do is give input/opinions based on our own experiences.

It's always helpful to know what other folks have done in the situation you might find yourself in --- while STILL reading the credible web sites and sometimes, after all that, you might not get the right answer because there are exceptions to every rule.

Welcome to the forum, ask questions anytime you have them
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-16-2012, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you that was really helpful I have already learnt something new today!

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