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What does if mean when a horse Founders??

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  • Founder is a term used to describe chronic changes in the structure of the foot.  Theses changes are often linked to the painful foot condition laminitis, in which the laminae membranes that hold the bone in place inside the foot become inflamed.  In cases of founder, the coffin bone can rotate and/or sink.
  • Just like colic (stomach ache), founder is an ailment that can have life-threatening consequences.
  • Horses may founder when overworked, overheated, or overfed.
  • Blood circulation is quickly altered, causing damage to cells in the legs, and sometimes crippling the horse for life.

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