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Case Study: Why Measuring Lameness is Helpful Even in the “Obvious” Cases

Case Study: Why Measuring Lameness is Helpful Even in the “Obvious” Cases

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | LT Schroeder, OES Members Only

I know a few veterinarians who reserve their use of The Q for only the difficult cases, thinking “I don’t need the system when the horse is 3/5”.   There are several reasons I encourage those who use it this way to reconsider this mindset. First, by using the system on every case, you will become a much more efficient and proficient user. Like any skill, being able to rapidly interpret and then assimilate the information received from the Q to the clinical picture requires practice.  Understanding and applying the information on the “easy” cases will make the complicated ones easier...

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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: Why Measuring Lameness is Helpful Even in the “Obvious” Cases

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