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Symptoms of Laminitis
- Increased temperature of the wall, sole and/or coronary band of the foot.
- A pounding pulse in the digital palmar artery. (The pulse is very faint or undetectable in a cold horse, readily evident after hard exercise.)
- Visible trembling
- Increased vital signs and body temperature
- Flared Nostrils
- Walking very tenderly, as if walking on egg shells
- Repeated 'easing' of affected feet
- The horse standing in a 'founder stance' (the horse will attempt to decrease the load on the affected feet). If it has laminitis in the front hooves, it will bring its hindlegs underneath its body and put its forelegs out in front
- Tendency to lie down, whenever possible or, if extreme, to remain lying down.