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Flexural limb deformities Owner Factsheet

The most commonly seen flexural deformities are contracted tendons and joint hyperextension. There are a number of causes, but in all cases, prompt treatment is required for the best possible outcome and future soundness of the horse.

Image: Foot: flexural deformity
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What are flexural deformities?

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How do I know if my horse has a flexural deformity?

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What causes flexural deformity?

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How will my vet diagnose flexural deformity?

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Can flexural deformities be treated?

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What is the prognosis?

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