Princeton – February 2006

August 2004

Princeton toxic foundered in Spring of 2004 due to vaccinations. He was given all of his vaccinations at the same time, including Rhino, West Nile, and several more. Princeton’s feet were already unhealthy due to years of shoeings, which resulted in a reduced blood supply to the foot. The vaccinations where the last straw that pushed his body over the edge, resulting in founder. Princeton foundered primarily, but as is the often the case, became laminitic in the hind feet as well, meaning rotation was limited to the front feet while the back feet simply became inflamed.

Due to budget constraints of a young family, no x-rays were taken in the early stages. Further follow-up x-rays are expected later this year.

As of this writing, March 2005, Princeton is now ready for light duty, such as round pen work. He is progressing very well. Full recovery is expected by mid to late summer.

Suggestions to avoid such founder are, if you must vaccinate, break up the vaccines. Give one or two per week. Provide adequate time out of shoes to allow the inner hoof to repair and become stronger.

Click here to see another way of treating founder
(not recommended treatment)

August 6, 2004

Left front lateral view

Right front lateral view

Left front toe view

Right front toe view

Left front sole view

Right front sole view

 

October 23, 2004

Left front lateral view

Right front lateral view

Left front toe view

Right front toe view

Left front sole view

Right front sole view

 

December 12, 2004

Left front lateral view

Right front lateral view

Left front toe view

Right front toe view

Left front sole view

Right front sole view

 

Princeton’s X-Rays – December 2004

Left front lateral

Right front lateral

Left hind lateral

Right hind lateral

 

December 2004

MovieLeah and Princeton on July 9, 2005 (large file)

July 2005

 

February 2006
Movies: Under Saddle