Chronic laminitis can be frustrating and a challenging condition to treat. No horse is the same and in fact no foot is the same. It will be the combined effort of vet and farrier in order to restore health and function to these feet. When we discussed acute laminitis, we spoke about the damage that can occur to the lamellae (or bonds) between pedal bone and hoof capsule. In many cases early intervention and removal of the inciting cause can result in complete recovery of the horse. Other horses may enter into what is described as chronic laminitis.