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Stifle

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STEVE: The stifle in a horse is analogous to the knee in a human. It’s the joint that exists between the femur and the tibia. It has a tendon that extends from the quadriceps down into a patella, and a … Continue reading

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Joint Pain

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STEVE: Joint pain in a horse is usually caused by trauma and/or chronic arthritis, either/or. Acutely, you’ll see a horse that will jam up a limb, and whether it be the carpus or the knee, fetlock, stifle, hocks. In the … Continue reading

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Coffin Joint

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STEVE: The coffin joint is encased inside the hoof itself. It is a joint that exists between the third phalanx, or the coffin bone, and the short pastern bone. Another integral part is that the flexor tendon, which runs along … Continue reading

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Broken Bones

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Fractures or broken bones in the lower extremities of the horses usually exist typically somewhere between the radius, right here. Okay. The carpus or the carpal bones, the cannon bone, the fetlock, the pastern, the short pastern or coffin. Fractures … Continue reading

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