Chronic laminitis in horse hoof

  • Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College
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Chronic laminitis in horse hoof. Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A bisected equine hoof showing chronic laminitis, as viewed from the right-hand side. Inflammation of the sensitive hoof laminae between the pedal bone and the hoof has caused the bone to separate from the hoof and rotate downwards to penetrate the sole (a condition known as 'founder' in historical texts). Laminitis can also affect donkeys and ponies.

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