June 16, 2018 - Dealing with Chronic Founder: Managing Foundered Feet

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Dealing with Chronic Founder: Managing Foundered Feet

by Heather Smith Thomas

AFTER A HORSE has suffered laminitis, the acute phase eventually passes and the horse ei-ther recovers or progresses into a chronic state—often called founder—in which the coffin bone has rotated or dropped. The horse with chronic founder needs continual hoof care and support for the foot, to work back toward soundness (if possible) by getting the coffin bone in a more normal position within the foot.

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