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Case Study: Primary and Compensatory Lameness

Case Study: Primary and Compensatory Lameness

By Clara McShannon Clara McShannon, MRCVS, ECP | Updated on | Blocking, C McShannon, Case Study, Certified Practitioner, Compensatory Lameness, Primary

Signalment: An 8-year-old Welsh-X Gelding mainly used for hunting and fun-rides History: The patient was presented for veterinary evaluation of a LH lameness after a 2-4 week history of progressive lameness. At this point the patient was managed with uncontrolled field turnout. Prior Veterinary/Non-Veterinary Evaluation History Previous examinations were performed by the farrier and two chiropractors/massage therapists. The farrier examination was unremarkable. The two other examinations described the issue to be related to back pain and the pelvis being “out”. This was reportedly corrected, and rest was advised for the residual back pain. Veterinary evaluation revealed a severe...

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Case Study: Medial Meniscal Injury in a Saddlebred

Case Study: Medial Meniscal Injury in a Saddlebred

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Case Study, KG Keegan, Medial Meniscal Injury, Saddlebred

Signalment: 11-yo American Saddlebred gelding History: Presented for evaluation of a suspect hind limb lameness of 1-year duration. Over this time, multiple distal limb blocks were performed by a referring veterinarian without improvement in lameness. Radiographs of the hocks and stifles were previously obtained (and later assessed on referral) and found to be within normal limits. The gelding has been treated with firocoxib and methocarbamol with mild improvement and injections of hock, stifle, and SI joints were performed with limited short-term improvement. The hind limb lameness is intermittent but has been worsening with time. Objective and subjective lameness...

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Case Study: Multiple Limb Lameness That Could Be Undiagnosed with Subjective Evaluation

Case Study: Multiple Limb Lameness That Could Be Undiagnosed with Subjective Evaluation

By Nicolas Ansoleaga Nicolas Ansoleaga, DVM, ECP, Austral University of Chile | Updated on | Case Study, Chilean Rodeo, Compensatory Lameness, Data Interpretation, Multiple Limb Lameness, N Ansoleaga

Signalment: 6-year-old Chilean gelding, intended for Chilean rodeo presented for right forelimb lameness. HISTORY: Horse suffered a lacerating wound just above the right front heel bulbs 11 months prior to evaluation. He was re-introduced to exercise 3 months ago, but the rider complained that the horse was not responding to reining commands as usual and started to refuse going forward when needed. No obvious lameness was observed according to the rider. Prior Veterinary/Non-Veterinary Evaluation History: A referring vet did a quick lameness evaluation believing that there is a subtle lameness on the right fore; however, no blocks were...

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Case Study: Subtle, Quadrupedal Lameness Complicating Interpretation of Sequential Diagnostic Blocks.

Case Study: Subtle, Quadrupedal Lameness Complicating Interpretation of Sequential Diagnostic Blocks.

By Maarten Oosterlinck Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR, Dipl. ECVS, ECP, Ghent University | Updated on | Blocking, Case Study, Certified Practitioner, M Oosterlinck, Multiple Limb Lameness

SIGNALMENT: A 6-year-old Warmblood mare intended for use in competitive jumping.  HISTORY: The horse was acquired two years ago and has shown great promise for competitive jumping.  Starting 6 months prior to presentation, however, the rider has been experiencing progressive difficulties getting the horse “on the bit”. Moreover, he reported shortened hind limb strides and lack of hind limb propulsion, both during ridden exercise and lunging. Most recently the horse started jumping at an angle. Resting for several weeks did not change these clinical signs. The owner and rider initially presumed that back problems or poor saddle fit were causing...

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Case Study: Primary and Compensatory Lameness

Case Study: Medial Meniscal Injury in a Saddlebred

Case Study: Multiple Limb Lameness That Could Be Undiagnosed with Subjective Evaluation

Case Study: Subtle, Quadrupedal Lameness Complicating Interpretation of Sequential Diagnostic Blocks.

Case Study: Sorting a Severe Multiple Limb Lameness - Is it Real or Compensatory?

Case Study: Tracking and Reacting to Subtle Changes in Lameness Over 18 Months.

Case Study: Evaluating A Multi-Limb, Multi-Focal Lameness Using the Equinosis® Q

Case Study: Monitoring Therapeutic Response of Stem Cell Therapy for Navicular Disease

Case Study: When Evaluators Disagree... Evaluating a Bilateral Hind Limb Lameness

Case Study: Separating Compensatory from True Multiple Limb Lameness

Case Study: A Pain in the Neck

Case Study: Sorting a Multiple Limb Lameness

Case Study: Evaluating Multiple Limb Lameness in the Horse – Identifying Secondary Lameness

Case Study: Blocking - Is it really better?

Case Study: Understanding Compensatory Lameness Patterns