Founder vs. Laminitis

A lot of people use the words laminitis and founder interchangeably. Are these two conditions the same thing?
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Bryan Fraley, DVM, is an equine foot specialist and farrier who operates Fraley Equine Podiatry, an affiliate of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. He started shoeing at age 15 and graduated from Colorado State University’s veterinary school in 2004. He frequently treats laminitic horses but is also often dispatched to help show- and racehorses with foot pain. Fraley works closely with farriers nationally and internationally to tackle their most difficult cases.

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