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or equine metabolic syndrome. 10–12 The laminar region of the hoof in equids holds the distal phalanx and the hoof wall together; it consists of epidermis connected to underlying dermis by a basement membrane. The surface area of this dermal

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laminitis (gait with a shortened stride, placement of the hoof in a heel-toe manner, divergent rings in the hoof wall, or a convex sole) or was obese (body condition score 20 > 6; cresty neck score 21 > 3). Horses were slaughtered in accordance with

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Laminitis is defined as failure of the attachments between the inner hoof wall and the distal phalanx of the foot at the lamellar dermal-epidermal junction. 1 It is a painful and debilitating disease of horses, with major economic and emotional

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