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Laminitis

disease that affects the feet of hooved animals

Laminitis is a disease that affects the feet of ungulates and is found mostly in horses and cattle. Clinical signs include foot tenderness which makes it harder for them to walk. It also increased digital pulses, and increased temperature in the hooves. The progression of the disease will lead to perforation of the coffin bone through the sole of the hoof or being unable to stand up requiring euthanasia.[1]

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  1. Orsini J, Divers T (2014). Equine Emergencies (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. pp. 697–712. ISBN 978-1-4557-0892-5.