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management standpoint, the severity of disease is somewhat irrelevant because feedlot veterinarians are primarily concerned about ensuring that feedlot personnel correctly identify the cause of lameness rather than the severity of pathological lesions so that

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Lameness is one of the most common reasons that horses are examined by veterinarians and may account for > $1 billion/y in expenses. 1 Subtle lameness may be difficult to detect, and a lameness examination, as performed by both experienced and

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.22] years; body weight, 575.67 [61.78] kg; height, 1.64 [0.07] m) were used. Each horse was visually assessed by a veterinarian (CAK-H) for musculoskeletal soundness with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' lameness scale 36 and nuclear

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described. This information would be useful to veterinarians and therapists who use baited stretches or manually induced bending to assess intervertebral mobility and to detect areas with increased or decreased movement, compared with the expected range of

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with the American Kennel Club; did not share parents or grandparents; and had no history of lameness, orthopedic disease, or traumatic injury. A veterinarian evaluated the dogs for orthopedic disease within 1 week of data collection. Experimental

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doing so are not standardized. This is supported by the myriad of homemade and commercially available products with varying degrees of evidence that weight bearing is altered. 5,8–13 Foam supports have been advocated by many practicing veterinarians and

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retaining a large base of support and frequent proprioceptive feedback from the ground more typically associated with slower gaits. Because Icelandic horses are still a relatively rare breed, veterinarians may be conflicted on how to evaluate lameness at

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Research Institute herd were studied. They were clinically nonlame (ie, no subjectively evident lameness) as determined on the basis of results of a physical examination and brief lameness examination performed by 2 experienced veterinarians. Among the

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associated with Parkinson disease, 21 and the patellar reflex. 22 Recently, 1 type of smartphone was investigated for its use in evaluation of hind limb asymmetry in trotting horses. 23 Because more veterinarians are using smartphones and other handheld

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cranial cruciate ligament disease. A survey of ACVS Diplomates and primary care veterinarians . Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2014 ; 27 : 478 – 483 . 10.3415/VCOT-14-03-0047 11. Bergh MS , Sullivan C , Ferrell CL , et al. Systematic review of

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