Lameness examinations are essential to diagnosing soundness issues.
A lameness evaluation includes:
- A physical exam
- Palpation of the limbs and joints
- Evaluating range of motion
- Watching the horse travel in a straight line and on a lunge line
- Response to flexion of the joints.
Further diagnostics include nerve blocks, joint blocks, radiographs, and ultrasound.
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