Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Lameness Owner Factsheet

Lameness is the most common reason for horses needing veterinary attention. Athletic horses place huge stresses on their limbs and injury is common. Although complete prevention is not possible some good management will reduce the risk of horses developing lameness problems.

Image: Pelvis: asymmetry - fracture
©Prof Derek Knottenbelt

What is lameness?

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What causes lameness?

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How do I recognise lameness?

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What should I do if my horse has these symptoms?

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What will my vet do?

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What can I do to prevent lameness?

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