Vets Assess Back Pain, Vertebral Lesions in Trotting Horses

In a retrospective study of 118 French Trotters, a team of veterinarians found that horses with back pain had more severe and localized lesions identifiable on X ray than horses with no evidence of back pain, but even pain-free horses had lesions of the vertebral column.

According to the researchers, back pain is a major cause of altered gait and performance in horses; however, on

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