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Inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof, especially in horses. Also called founder1.


(Veterinary Science) inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattle. Also called: founder
[C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis]


(ˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs)

inflammation of the laminae in the hoof of a horse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laminitis - inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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The most common cases of lameness include: whiteline disease, sole injuries, laminitis, digital dermatitis and footrot.
I'd seen her before as she suffered from a painful foot condition called laminitis.
Both horses also had laminitis, a very painful and chronic condition which affects the hooves.
Both horses also had laminitis, which the charity said was a painful and chronic condition.
Services include vaccinations, passport and microchipping, dentistry, radiography and ultrasonography, lameness investigations, respiratory examinations, gastroscopy, reproduction work, castrations, treatment for laminitis and skin conditions, prepurchase examinations and acupuncture.
Laminitis is a severe condition observed commonly in equine, generating intense painful discomfort and hoof alterations, often compromising the return to physical activities and reproduction.
Her career is now in the balance after developing laminitis.
Subclinical laminitis (inflammation of the corium within the hoof) is a well recognized trigger condition for many of disorders in the hoof, and is considered by predisposing factor in lameness in dairy cattle (2,3).
In 2010, Singspiel would himself perish after contracting laminitis -- a disease that affects hooved animals -- and had to be put down.
The effects of being overweight is manyfold - it makes horses more susceptible to the hormonal condition Equine Metabolic Syndrome and then, in turn, more susceptible to Laminitis, which can be fatal.
This sub-clinic acidosis affects dry matter intake, milk yield, ruminal microflora, and digestion; it may cause diarrhea, damage in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, laminitis and liver abscesses in dairy cows 30, 41, 51.
Laminitis is the inflammation of a small bone in a horse's hoof, often brought about by too much rich grazing in the summer months.