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lam·i·ni·tis

(lam'i-nī'tis),
Inflammation of any lamina.

laminitis

(lăm′ə-nī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof, especially in horses. Also called founder1.

laminitis

Medspeak
A nonspecific term for inflammation of any lamina.
 
Veterinary medicine
A painful condition affecting the base of the ungulate (horses, cattle) hoof, which is characterised by inflammation of the digital laminae of the hoof.

Clinical findings
Lameness, increased hoof temperature.

lam·i·ni·tis

(lam'i-nī'tis)
Inflammation of any lamina.

laminitis

a disease of horses and housed dairy cattle, characterized by damage to the sensitive laminae of the hooves, and clinically by severe lameness, especially in the front hooves. There is heat and pain at the coronets and in bad cases protrusion of the third phalanx through the sole of the hoof. Most cases are caused by severe toxemia, as in engorgement on grain or metritis in the mare, and are called metabolic laminitis. Sporadic cases in heavily pregnant, overfat mares are referred to as puerperal laminitis. Some are caused by trauma, such as in pawing due to boredom or in horses transported over long distances without rest, and are called traumatic laminitis. Called also founder.
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Typical rings and abnormal hoof growth of chronic laminitis in a horse. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
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