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Lameness is the most common gait abnormality in horses, but ataxia associated with spinal cord disease also causes a gait disorder frequently seen in equine practice. 1,2 Clinicians generally recognize a neurologic gait abnormality, as compared

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performed more proximally in a limb to provide desensitization sufficient to cause observable improvement in the gait. 2–5 A decrease in the time required to perform some lameness examinations might be achieved by increasing the rapidity of onset of

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conformation that predisposes the limb to patellar luxation over time. 1 Clinical signs of patellar luxation vary based on the severity of luxation but include gait abnormalities and intermittent progressive lameness. 1 Not all affected dogs show clinical

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Lameness is the most common medical problem in horses. 1 When considering total cost of treatment and loss of use, it is also the most expensive. 1 Even lameness of mild severity, if it adversely affects the performance or use of a horse, can be

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Interest is increasing among equine researchers and practitioners in the use of objective methods for lameness detection and evaluation in horses. Objectively obtained measurements are resistant to the expectation bias inherent to subjective

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supported by both forelimbs or both hind limbs is used to identify whether a dog is clinically sound or lame. 13–20 In an attempt to unload an injured limb, an animal will alter the load distribution among the limbs. Most studies have focused on the limb

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In horses, lameness is the most common reason for changes in gait pattern and is associated with alterations in the use of all parts of the locomotor system. 1 Compensatory changes and the resultant nonaligned weight bearing lead to overload and

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the mean sale price is higher, compared with that of later sales. After purchase, the horses start racing as 2 year olds. Knowledge regarding the relationship between lameness and athletic performance in yearling horses in the United States is

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Many methods have been developed to detect lameness and to differentiate normal from abnormal gait in animals. In veterinary medicine, the most widely used method is visual observation during locomotion and subjective observer assessment. Because

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bupivacaine hydrochloride (BHCl) in an adjustable sole-pressure–induced model of forelimb lameness in horses. As this model was not used for a duration of > 3 to 4 hours, we had a subobjective to determine whether the model resulted in similar lameness for a

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