Thursday, May 30, 2013

Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre
May 21, 2013

Most horse owners are familiar with a typical lameness exam: The veterinarian observes the horse trotting briskly in a straight line, watching for signs of uneven movement. But if the patient is harboring a mild lameness, that brisk trot could be masking clinical signs, according to British researchers, whose recent study results indicate that evaluating milder forms of lameness in a straight-line trot could be more accurate when the handler keeps the speed down...

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