IT'S ALWAYS A BIG DEAL.
Whether its a "touch of inflammation", full blown Acute laminitis or a Chronic case - its always an emergency to be better educated on this condition and the necessary steps to implement for the best chance or recovery.
Laminitis has been rife in our area of the country this year (2020). We have had several years of drought followed by bushfires and then flooding rains.
Australia - The land of drought and flooding rains.
The PDF link below will take you to some common sense approaches if you feel a little overwhelmed deailing with this condition.