Diagnosis and Treatment of Stifle Lameness

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The stifle is a frequent source of lameness in English and Western performance horses, although it's not as common a cause as the hock. Stifle problems arise from chronic, repetitive trauma, or as a result of a pre-existing condition. Rick Mitchell, DVM, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Connecticut, spoke about stifle lameness at the AAEP Focus meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo. on July 31, 2007.

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