1. This horse 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. On admission 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. His lameness improved over the next week, despite receiving no pain killers. The TLC Frog Supports were replaced at weekly intervals for the next 4 weeks.
5. 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.