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Case Study: Separating Compensatory from True Multiple Limb Lameness

Case Study: Separating Compensatory from True Multiple Limb Lameness

By Christina Frigast Christina Frigast, MRCVS, CERP, ECP | Updated on | C Frigast, Case Study, Compensatory Lameness, Data Interpretation, Multiple Limb Lameness

Signalment: 13-year-old Arabian gelding used for dressage on competition level presented for lameness evaluation. History: The horse had hoof care performed approximately 5 weeks ago and hasn’t been performing well since. At the time of his hoof care, the farrier found him sore near the toe of his left forelimb. Following hoof care, his primary lameness was evident while lunging to the left, but is now seen in both directions. Additionally, the horse has become lame trotting in a straight line. His left hindlimb does not step through while trotting and has been previously adjusted by a chiropractor with no...

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Case Study: Separating Compensatory from True Multiple Limb Lameness