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Equine Practice
An approach to hindlimb lameness 2. Gait assessment, flexion tests and what to do next
  1. Sue Dyson

    Sue Dyson graduated from Cambridge in 1980. She completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and then spent a year in private equine practice in Pennsylvania before returning to the UK to take up a clinical orthopaedic position in the Equine Centre of the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. She gained a PhD for a thesis on equine lameness diagnosis and was awarded fellowship of the RCVS for a thesis on shoulder lameness in the horse. She holds the RCVS diploma in equine orthopaedics. Her special interests include equine lameness diagnosis and diagnostic imaging.


THE evaluation of a horse moving is vitally important to determine whether or not it is lame, which is the lame limb or limbs, the degree of lameness and its variability with exercise, and whether or not there is a neurological gait deficit. The observer must be aware that information from the owner about which is the lame limb can be misleading!

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