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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
  • | 2 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
  • | 3 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
  • | 4 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
History

A 10-year-old 454-kg (1,000-lb) Quarter Horse gelding was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of an intermittent lameness of the left forelimb of 1 year's duration. The horse had been rescued 15 months ago and the medical history prior to rescue was unknown. During the course of the past year, the horse had recurrent subsolar abscesses. The left forelimb lameness varied in severity from a grade 1/5 to a grade 4/5 to 5/5 on the American Association of Equine Practitioners lameness scale and often worsened when exercised.1

On physical evaluation, there was no palpable joint effusion or soft

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