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Fall Founder Risk...

Most of us know to watch for signs of laminitis (founder) when new Spring grass is growing. But local vets warn us Fall is also an iffy season for laminitis. Be alert for symptoms like the ones listed below from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and call your vet immediately if you see any. Laminitis can quickly turn into a crippling, possibly life-threatening condition.

Watch for:

  • Sudden lameness

  • Reluctance to walk or move around

  • Pulse felt in the foot

  • Shifting weight leg-to-leg

  • Reluctance to lift, bend or raise a leg

  • Warm foot

  • Laying down more often

  • Obvious pain when standing or moving.

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