The current importance of laminitis is reflected in the decision by the editors to dedicate not just one, but two editions to the topic of laminitis. The first edition dealt mainly with laminitis associated with septic/inflammatory conditions (Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice. Advances in Laminitis, Part 1. Volume 26, Number 1, April 2010) and this second edition concentrates on metabolic and endocrinopathic laminitis. Both have articles on treatment/preventive strategies and how to cope with chronic laminitis, the aftermath of the acute stage.