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Case Study: Sorting a Multiple Limb Lameness

Case Study: Sorting a Multiple Limb Lameness

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Case Study, KG Keegan, Multiple Limb Lameness, Secondary

Here is a seemingly obvious case that turned out to be not so obvious.  Lameness Locator helped me avoid missing a complete diagnosis and important clinical problem in the horse. If I had not put the equipment on this horse from the beginning, I would not have found what I did in the end. What I found was not what I was expecting. Treatment of this problem, according to follow-up from the owner, has eliminated the  presenting complaint. History and Signalment: An 11-year-old Appaloosa presented for a forelimb lameness of about 6 weeks in duration. A diagnosis of...

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

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

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Case Study, KG Keegan, Multiple Limb Lameness, Secondary

This case illustrates multiple limb lameness where a true and clinically significant secondary lameness was present, yet not visible until blocking out the first lameness. Signalment and presenting complaint: 12 year old QH mare with RF lameness 5 month duration Previous diagnosis of navicular disease, unresponsive to therapy PE: Large body, small feet. Severe RF lameness on straight. Positive to hoof testers across heels RF. Additional time on the block was allowed and the horse continued to improve in the RF, eventually switching very slightly to the LF. Notice that the RH lameness remained. The RH limb was investigated and...

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Case Study: Sorting a Multiple Limb Lameness

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