Do you know which leg blemishes are benign and which are likely to lead to lameness?
The ability to “lock” the stifle joint in place allows a horse to snooze while standing with minimal muscular exertion but sometime the structure won’t readily unlock, which presents a problem.
Diagnosis and treatment of injuries in this complex joint of the horse have never been easier, thanks to advances in research and technology.
Equine lameness can be difficult to detect, but a study from England confirms the reliability of a relatively new tool for identifying subtle signs of musculoskeletal pain in horse:
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates flexion tests.