- Coastal Equine
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.
Reluctance to walk or move around
Pulse felt in the foot
Shifting weight leg-to-leg
Reluctance to lift, bend or raise a leg
Laying down more often
Obvious pain when standing or moving.