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Mickaël P. Robert DVM, MSc1, Sumari C. Dancer BVSc1, Gideon P. Stemmet BVSc, MSc1, and Yolandi Smit MSc, MMedVet1
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  • 1 Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.
History

A 7-year-old 310-kg (682-lb) Boerperd gelding was evaluated because of a 6-week history of severe non–weight-bearing lameness in the right hind limb. The owner reported that the horse had been examined by a veterinarian when the lameness first appeared and that the veterinarian had suspected a hoof abscess and prescribed penicillin and meloxicam; however, the horse had no clinical improvement. Two weeks later, a second veterinarian was consulted and suspected a sacroiliac injury, prescribed meloxicam, and recommended stall rest but did not perform diagnostic imaging. Meloxicam was discontinued 2 weeks before the present evaluation without any clinical improvement in

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Robert (dr.mickael.robert@gmail.com).

Dr. Robert's present address is Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Equin de Livet, Cour Samson, 14140 Saint Michel de Livet, France.