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Case Study: Avoiding a Common Pitfall in the Evaluation of Diagnostic Analgesia in a Mild Lameness Case

Case Study: Avoiding a Common Pitfall in the Evaluation of Diagnostic Analgesia in a Mild Lameness Case

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Diagnostic Blocks, KG Keegan, OES Members Only

Signalment and history A 17-year-old Quarter Horse gelding presented for evaluation of left hindlimb lameness of 8–10-week duration.  He was diagnosed with a keratoma in the left front foot one year ago which does not seem to bother him. Physical Examination The horse stood with the left hindlimb slightly externally rotated. There was sensitivity on palpation of the lateral condyle of the femur in the left hindlimb. No stifle effusion was noted. There was palpable evidence of bone spavin on the dorsal medial surface of the left hock, but the Churchill test was negative. Picking up the left...

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

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

By Kelly Sampson Kelly Sampson, DVM, ECP, Sampson Equine Service | Updated on | Case Study, Hind Limb Lameness, K Sampson, OES Members Only, Pleasure, Quarter Horse, Stem Cell Therapy

SIGNALMENT:  11-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used for local shows and State Fair. HISTORY: LF lameness and previous diagnosis of navicular disease.  Relevant General Information: Owner was using the horse for local western pleasure shows and noticed worsening LF lameness in October 2014.  No known precipitating event. Prior Veterinary/Non-Veterinary Evaluation History:  Navicular disease was diagnosed in 2014 by another veterinarian with a standard lameness exam and radiographs. Duke has received chiropractic treatments by a veterinarian once or twice per year. Prior Imaging:  Standard foot radiographs. Prior Treatments and Results:  Shortly after diagnosis in late 2014, the LF coffin joint...

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Case Study: Avoiding a Common Pitfall in the Evaluation of Diagnostic Analgesia in a Mild Lameness Case

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