Laminitis Care, Prevention Focus of Penn Vet Lecture
Laminitis is a crippling foot condition that remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in horses worldwide.
In a healthy hoof, connecting tissues called lamellae allow the weight of the horse to be transferred from the skeletal elements of the digit to the hoof wall. Laminitis affects these tissues, compromising this vital suspensory function and leading to lameness.
Laminitis does not occur on its own—it is a consequence of a wide variety of primary disease processes. Most cases fit into three broad categories based on the underlying
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