RE­LA­TION­SHIP BETWEEN LIMB RE­GION AND NA­TURE OF COR­RE­SPOND­ING LAME­NESS

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Prob­lems orig­i­nat­ing be­low the level of the fet­lock joint(s) usu­ally pro­duce weight-bear­ing lame­ness, mean­ing a gait ab­nor­mal­ity that is most ob­vi­ous dur­ing the phase of the stride when the foot is in con­tact with the ground. Pathol­ogy in­volv­ing struc­tures within the horse’s up­per limb of­ten gen­er­ate non-weight­bear­ing lame­ness, which are ab­nor­mal­i­ties that are most ev­i­dent dur­ing the flight phase of the stride. Is­sues af­fect­ing the horse’s mid-limb com­monly man­i­fest as com­bi­na­tion lame­ness, com­pris­ing both weight-bear­ing and non-weight­bear­ing com­po­nents.

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