Tuesday, 6 September 2011
The owner of this horse told me that they were reassured when the attending farrier told them that the horse did not have laminitis.
Only a vet is allowed to diagnose, but like you, I think the horse is a strongly laminitic case, particularly as part of the back story is that it has presented in founder stance.
Only vets are allowed to diagnose though and when a farrier says 'no laminitis' who can blame a less experienced owner for believing them?
Certainly not me, I spent years believing all sorts of things I now realise were completely and utterly wrong and worse.
Sadly I don't know what is going to happen to this horse, I just hope and pray he will get the help he needs.
On a separate note, I haven't commented on the individual photos, but there are some interesting points. Anyone care to have a stab?