Laminitis is an inflamation of the foot. It may be caused by either infectious or noninfectious agents and is characterized by passive congestion of the laminae with blood. Severe pain results from the inflammation caused by pressure on the sensitive laminae.
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 26
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol26/iss3/7