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