Lameness_and_Radiology

Lameness_and_Radiology - LamenessandRadiology AS221 Lameness

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    Lameness and Radiology AS 221
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    Lameness An alteration in gait due to pain or  mechanical dysfunction
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    Grading Lameness Grade 1: inconsistent, difficult to  observe Grade 2: difficult to observe at the walk  or trot in a straight line, but consistently  apparent under certain circumstances,  such as circling
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    Grading lameness Grade 3: Consistently observable at the  trot Grade 4: Obvious lameness with head  bobbing Grade 5: Non-weight bearing
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    Examination of the lame horse Signalment: age, breed, use, etc. History: onset and duration of  lameness, therapy, etc. Observation: at rest, in motion, under  saddle Palpation/manipulation: including hoof  testers, flexion tests
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    Examination   Diagnostic  anesthesia: intra- articular, regional Diagnostic imaging:  radiography,  ultrasound,  thermography,  nuclear scintigraphy,  MRI
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  Observation Begin with horse in  stall or at liberty in 
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course AS 221 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '05 term at Becker College.

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Lameness_and_Radiology - LamenessandRadiology AS221 Lameness

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