Musculoskeletal examination of the forelimb of the horse

J. Lacy Kamm Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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Jens Odegaard Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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Cherise Hoagland Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The intention of this tutorial video is to illustrate the methods of examining the forelimb and neck of a horse in order to identify abnormalities that may be associated with lameness or disease.

ANIMAL

A 16-year-old quarter horse gelding was used for examination.

METHODS

The horse was examined for abnormalities by means of physical examination.

RESULTS

The examination of the forelimb and neck of the horse was successfully completed.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE

This examination technique is required to identify abnormalities in the equine forelimb and can be utilized during a lameness examination.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The intention of this tutorial video is to illustrate the methods of examining the forelimb and neck of a horse in order to identify abnormalities that may be associated with lameness or disease.

ANIMAL

A 16-year-old quarter horse gelding was used for examination.

METHODS

The horse was examined for abnormalities by means of physical examination.

RESULTS

The examination of the forelimb and neck of the horse was successfully completed.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE

This examination technique is required to identify abnormalities in the equine forelimb and can be utilized during a lameness examination.

Acknowledgments

None reported.

Disclosures

The authors have nothing to disclose. No AI-assisted technologies were used in the generation of this video or Abstract.

Funding

The production of this tutorial was made possible with funding from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

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