Items Tagged with 'Limb length disparity'


Is There A Link Between Limb Length Disparity And Asymmetrical Feet?

A study measured the hooves of a small group of horses used in a previous study that examined limb length disparity
A commonly encountered anomaly when the front feet of the horse are compared is the occurrence of two differently shaped and sized front feet, which can be defined as so-called “uneven” feet1. Frequently the smaller hoof will be quite differently shaped from its partner, with more growth height occurring at the heels and converging compression marks occurring midway on the anterior hoof wall (Figure 1).
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Quantifying Functional Limb Length Disparity In Horses

This pilot study with five horses investigates a standardized method of calculating limb symmetry between pairs of forelimbs
Asymmetry of the forelimbs of the horse is acknowledged as a common condition, which can result in asymmetric movement, abnormities of gait and even lameness. Limb length disparity (LLD) has been previously classified into two categories: structural and functional.
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When One Leg Is Longer

How to identify and shoe for limb length disparity
The late Anthony Gonzales (1986) described limb length disparity as, "when a pair of feet are mismatched. Usually one is flat footed, bull nosed and/or underrun and the other is more upright or clubby looking."
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