Definitions for laminitisˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lam•i•ni•tisˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs(n.)
inflammation of the laminae in the hoof of a horse.
Category: Veterinary Science
Origin of laminitis:
inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
A disease of the digital laminae of the hoof
inflammation of the laminae or fleshy plates along the coffin bone of a horse; founder
Laminitis is a disease that affects the feet of ungulates. It is best known in horses and cattle. Clinical signs include lameness, inflammation, and increased temperature in the hooves. Laminitis is characterized by inflammation of the digital laminae of the hoof, and severe cases with outwardly visibly clinical signs are known by the colloquial term founder.
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