Frog Support has been stuck in position with double sided
adhesive tape for demonstration purposes only.
treatment Frog Supports are bandaged to the feet as above.
suffered an attack of acute founder following injection of a corticosteroid
to treat a minor skin inflammation. Both front feet were affected,
he was found "rooted to the ground" the next morning.
Despite 2 grammes of phenylbutazone twice a day there was no improvement
in his lameness after 4 days. He was box rested, Styrofoam pads
were fitted and he was started on acepromazine medication. There
was still no improvement, in fact he became more uncomfortable.
to the Laminitis Clinic, the Styrofoam pads were removed and TLC
Frog Supports fitted. He was stabled on a bed of clean dry whitewood
shavings covering the whole floor area to a depth of 18 inches.
He was taken off phenylbutazone but his acepromazine medication
was continued at a higher dose.
improved over the next week, despite receiving no pain killers.
The TLC Frog Supports were replaced at weekly intervals for the
next 4 weeks.
has improved so that a pair of steel non-adjustable heart bar
shoes were fitted to his front feet and limited dorsal wall resections
As with most
acute founder cases, he has had minor setbacks where he became
more lame on his right fore as the old sole separated and he developed
minor infection beneath as the new sole was being produced. This
lameness is now resolving.
He has been on a gradual but strict diet, incorporating Formula4
has now lost over 200 lbs in weight.