Flexural Deformities

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Contracted Tendons and “Tippy-Toed” Foals

One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.

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Foot and Limb Deformities in Foals

Hunt discussed several limb and hoof deformities in foals and recommendations for correcting or managing them during the “Putting Science into Farriery” session at the 2008 Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. One of his bi

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Acquired Scoliosis in Equids, AAEP 2008

Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, is most often attributed to congenital vertebral malformations, possibly associated with malposition of the fetus in the uterus. However, researchers have linked cases of acquired scoliosis presented at Cornell

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The Quest to Conquer Laminitis

“Owners and trainers worldwide have the feeling that every veterinarian and every farrier have years of experience and vast knowledge about laminitis and podiatry (foot care). Unfortunately, this is not the case,” said Ric Redden, DVM, founder of

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Upright Foals

Some foals sharing the same sire are all walking on their tiptoes and are very upright. Is this genetic?

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Conformation of the Juvenile Equine Athlete

Limb conformation has bearing on the type of procedure used to alter a particular defect, including periosteal elevation, transphyseal bridging, hoof augmentation, and changes in management. Conformation also affects selection of sale and breeding

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Foal Limbs And Feet Deformities

Flexural or angular deformities can be very shocking and even disturbing in severe cases, but appropriate veterinary care offers great hope for these foals.

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