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Diagnosing Horse Lameness - The Veterinary Process

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:24

Veterinarians follow a specific process when attempting to diagnose a lameness. Identifying the source of the lameness can be very difficult, and without …

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Horse Leg Anatomy - Form and Function

Flossie Sellers

Horse Leg Anatomy - Form and Function

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:52

Built for speed and power, but amazingly fragile, a horse's legs are a marvel of intricate design. This overview will help you gain the knowledge you need to …

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Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:26

Horse lameness can be both observed from the ground and felt while riding. For the new horse owner, and sometimes for an equine veterinarian, recognizing …

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Judging Horse Leg Conformation

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 3, 2017 09:06

Judging a horse's conformation takes careful study and knowledge of horse anatomy. Because of their importance to the performance and soundness of a horse, the …

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Approximately 95% of front leg lameness occurs from the knee down, with the foot being the most frequent area with problems.

Limping Horse? Assessing and Treating Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 10:53

The anatomy of the equine with fine legs and a large body puts the horse in a precarious position, and, as a horse owner, taking prompt action when any signs of …

lame·ness
/lāmnis/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person is unable to walk normally because of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot.
  2. a mental condition associated with gaited horse owners (just kidding).

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