I personally own a foundered mare, che has chronic laminitis, and "so i have been told" she will never be cured of it. The only time since I have had her that she re-foundered was when I was feeding her grain (she looked so skinny, and I must have out of my mind!
). I feed her carrots all the time...no problems, and I know that she has people that live in my house (who will remain unnamed) that don't listen to me when i say dont feed her anything, and I know they give her a apple or two a week. Since the grain episode we have had no real issues with her foundering, of course she has more sinking now, which most likely means rotation
. But I have never known a horse to founder of carrots. Horses usually founder (when its grass founder) because of the high carbs (and part of it is the sugar) but mostly carbohydrates. There are many other things that can cause laminitis such stress, retained placenta, colic, leg injury ect. A good book to have is "Understanding Laminitis" By Ric Redden. Here are some good links to look at on laminitis if you are interested
American Farrier's Association http://www.amfarriers.com
The Hoof Project at Texas A&M http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/hoof
American Association Of Equine Practitioners Client Education Articles http://www.aaep.org/client.htm
Hoofcare and Lameness [url]http://www.hoofcare.com
The Horse Interactive
I cannot see ...y, no alfalfa.