Laminitis is a painful inflammation of the lamellar tissue, the strong connecting tissue that attaches or bonds the pedal bone and the inner hoof wall together.
Laminitis is very serious and can be life threatening due to the chronic and unrelenting pain associated with the loss of support and tearing of the tissue in the hoof. The front hooves are most commonly affected, although the hind feet are sometimes affected.
The faculty and clinicians at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center are well-known leaders in the field of laminitis and serve as a resource for current information on the state-of-the-art treatment of horses with the disease.
The composition of this group of experts is the "best of the best" with a wealth of information to answer your questions and advise you on practical ways to help your horse suffering from laminitis.