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  • 1 School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
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History

A 10-week-old Thoroughbred foal was evaluated for acute (grade 3/5) lameness in the right hind limb seen when trotting alongside the mare. The owners first noticed the lameness when the foal was brought in from the pasture with the mare. Physical examination of the right metatarsophalangeal joint revealed soft tissue swelling and edema, and palpation of the joint elicited signs of pain. Radiographs of the right metatarsophalangeal joint were obtained (Figure 1).

Lateral (A) and dorsoplantar (B) radiographic views of the right metatarsophalangeal joint of a 10-week-old Thoroughbred foal evaluated because of lameness (grade 3/5)

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