Laminitis is a serious and very painful condition in horses. It involves lesions developing in the keratogenic membrane (chorion), particularly the laminae, and has an initial rapid solution before becoming chronic.
The short and long-term consequences for the horse are often very serious and can require the owner to make some difficult choices.
The causes are diverse and variable: individual predisposition, hormonal imbalance, over-rich food, foaling, over loading to compensate for pain in another limb...
Early treatment is essential. A specific biomechanical solution can be used as part of the treatment for acute laminitis to provide relief to the horse by re distributing the contact between the wall, sole and frog there by limiting the aggravation of the chronic lesions.