Meaning of laminitis

lam•i•ni•tis

Pronunciation: (lam"u-nī'tis), [key]
— n. Vet. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition.
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