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by allowing a smaller area to be clipped and surgically prepared. However, this approach may not be suitable for all animals, and procedures on the medial side may increase risk of injury to veterinarians. Precautions should be taken to help minimize

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musculoskeletal pain or lameness associated with osteoarthritis. Clinical assessments were conducted 3 times during an approximately 14-day period by each horse's primary-care veterinarian and by each horse's daily caregiver. Furthermore, we examined the data to

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classified as PSSM. Horses were classified as warmblood if the owner or referring veterinarian reported that the horse was from a traditional European warmblood breed registry, was a crossbred of these registries, or was listed as a warmblood without further

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, studies designed to test the efficacy of interventions intended to decrease chronic pain in dogs with osteoarthritis have relied heavily on a veterinarian's assessment of lameness supported by values generated through gait analysis by use of a force plate

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to 8 years) at a racetrack were used in the study. Each horse was housed in a stall at the racetrack and exercised regularly. No lameness was seen by an experienced veterinarian (TLM) evaluating the horses while trotting with a handler running beside

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veterinarian before referral to the equine clinic for surgery. All horses had a history of lameness. Data collection Data collected included age, breed, sex, forelimb or forelimbs examined, date of surgery, tenoscopic findings, surgical treatment, and

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joint injections; one was an equine veterinarian who had previous experience with use of the technique, and the other 3 were third-year veterinary students who had not previously performed stifle joint injections. The veterinary students were provided

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A complete equine lameness evaluation is a commonly performed veterinary procedure, with lameness being among the top 3 reasons for examination of a horse by a veterinarian. 1 A subjective lameness evaluation is used to diagnose lameness, and the

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, were eligible for inclusion in the study. Written consent was obtained from owners and referring veterinarians indicating their willingness to assist with the study. Inclusion criteria —Horses were eligible for inclusion in the study when they had

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One of the main tasks of equine veterinarians in clinical practice is to perform gait assessment of horses, whether for sport selection or as part of prepurchase examinations, ongoing performance evaluations, or lameness investigations. To perform

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