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Adaptation strategies of horses with lameness


Weishaupt, Michael A (2008). Adaptation strategies of horses with lameness. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice, 24(1):79-100.

Abstract

The skill to diagnose lameness in horses is paramount for every equine practitioner. Early recognition of locomotor deficiencies plays a central role in sports medicine management, preventing deterioration of the disease or catastrophic injuries. Horses use characteristic compensatory movements of specific body parts to decrease loading of the affected limb. This article describes the underlying changes in intra- and interlimb coordination and the resulting load redistribution between the limbs. This enables the practitioner to better understand the changes in movement associated with lameness

Abstract

The skill to diagnose lameness in horses is paramount for every equine practitioner. Early recognition of locomotor deficiencies plays a central role in sports medicine management, preventing deterioration of the disease or catastrophic injuries. Horses use characteristic compensatory movements of specific body parts to decrease loading of the affected limb. This article describes the underlying changes in intra- and interlimb coordination and the resulting load redistribution between the limbs. This enables the practitioner to better understand the changes in movement associated with lameness

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:April 2008
Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 16:21
Last Modified:15 May 2016 05:33
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0749-0739
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cveq.2007.11.010
PubMed ID:18314037

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