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Patricia Bell
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Username: boomer

Post Number: 240
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Wednesday, Mar 28, 2007 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My question is are these the same thing? A woman told me the other day that founder is when the coffin bone rotates and laminitis is the inflammation leading up to founder...Now I'm confused..
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Post Number: 18115
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Thursday, Mar 29, 2007 - 6:45 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have seen others make this distinction but the problem with the term "laminitis" is that the more we learn about it, the less likely inflammation appears to be as a initiating event in founder. To avoid this pathophysiological confusion I prefer the term "founder" myself but the rest of the world just has not caught up yet. But these are just words, to understand what founder is see, Diseases of Horses » Lameness » Diseases of the Hoof » Founder & Laminitis » Founder & Laminitis an Overview.
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Patricia Bell
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Post Number: 241
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Posted on Thursday, Mar 29, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you Dr. I did read it and it was a really good article.
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