Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I am so sorry to hear about Chloe's condition....most likely she has foundered. I say this because ingestion of rich pasture in an overweight donkey can cause this and teh fact that she is laying down tells us that her feet hurt. This is usually in only the front feet but can be in all 4. It is very important that you start Chloe on an anti inflammatory medication such as Butazolidin at 1/2 to 1 gm every 12 hrs. Give her only straw and isolate her. If she starts rolling, call your vet right away because this could also be a colic that would require immediate treatment.
Be sure to have your vet examine Chloe as soon as possible because this condition, Laminitis, can be extremely damaging if left untreated.Does that make sense to you?
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