Laminitis: What Comes First?
Anatomy, Diseases, Lamenesses

Laminitis: What Comes First?

Susan Kempson may have caused the biggest single splash at the third annual International Hoof-Care Summit when she shared her theory on what is the initial event in laminitis — a theory that many farriers in the audience obviously felt mirrored their own observations.

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