Equine inflammation is a vital part of a horse’s immune response and is the body’s attempt to heal itself after an injury, defend itself against foreign invaders (such as viruses and bacteria), and repair damaged tissue.

The suffix ‘itis’ it indicates inflammation. For example, laminitis is inflammation of the laminae, tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon and sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses.

Inflammation is often characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and sometimes pain and immobility.