Equine Lameness

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Even factors unrelated to the musculoskeletal system such as metabolic, circulatory, and nervous system abnormalities can cause a horse to become lame. Because lameness due to musculoskeletal abnormalities is the leading cause of poor performance in athletic horses, being able to diagnose and treat a lame horse is a common and important technique in veterinary medicine.

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Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she’s worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

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