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