Shantilly Foundered!

Equine laminitis is a vascular disease associated with areas of ischemia or hemostasis within the laminae. The laminae secure the coffin bone/distal phalanx to the hoof wall. Inflammation associated with delamination interferes with the wall/bone bond. In advanced laminitis, the coffin bone becomes detached from the horny wall and may rotate or sink. In lay terms, this is known as “founder,” from the maritime term meaning to sink. 

laminitis hoof changes
Fig. 1 Laminitis and Founder
Laminitis Hoof Structure Changes


The Vet (David from Eagle Fern ) working his magic!


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  1. To avoid laminitis to your performance horses, ensure that they are healthy and limit the soluble sugars your horse consumes, avoid high energy forages such as haylage and red clover.