The old ve­teri­nary lit­er­a­ture de­scribes two forms of lamini­tis—in­flam­ma­tory and weight-bear­ing—that are now well un­der­stood. But there is no men­tion of en­docrine lamini­tis, the type most com­monly seen to­day.

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of lamini­tis that are well un­der­stood to­day. There are ac­counts of what we would call in­flam­ma­tory lamini­tis--the in­tense pain and mas­sive swelling of the lam­i­nae that oc­cur in the wake of sys­temic ill­ness, in­ges­tion of toxic plants or ex­ces­sive con­cus­sion to the feet. Like­wise, horse­men of yore were aware of the con­di­tion that to­day is known as sup­port­ing-limb (or weight­bear­ing) lamini­tis, which re­sults from me­chan­i­cal stress---usu­ally on the limb op­po­site one that has sus­tained a se­vere in­jury.

But there is no men­tion in the old lit­er­a­ture of the en­docrine form of lamini­tis, the type most com­monly seen to­day. Linked to el­e­vated lev­els of in­sulin in the blood, this type is usu­ally seen

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