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Equine Practice
Treatment of palmar foot pain in the equine forelimb
  1. Martin Gough

    Martin Gough qualified from London in 1989. He has just completed an ILPH-sponsored residency and postgraduate degree project at Edinburgh veterinary school on the diffusion of local anaesthetic. He holds RCVS certificates in equine practice and equine surgery (orthopaedics).


THE main causes of chronic palmar foot pain that may be differentiated are foot imbalance, navicular disease and distal interphalangeal joint disease. This article discusses the treatment and management of these problems and, where possible, indicates the likely outcome. An approach to the investigation and diagnosis of horses with palmar foot pain was described in the last issue (pages 358-366).

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