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1

Seedy Toe

Also called hollow wall or dystrophic ungulae

-hoof wall necrosis

2

Founder

Laminitis

-often associated with LUSH green grass and high carb diets

3

Bone Spavin

Osteoarthritis of the hock

4

Bog spavin

Swelling of the hock

(Bog=water)

5

Jack spavin

Irritation if the medial hock

(Specifically he cunean tendon)

6

Throughpin

Effusion of the tarsal DDFT sheath

7

Sheared heel

Asymmetry of the heal due to uneven weight distribution

8

Rngbone

Ostoarthritis of the distal interphalangial joint
-high: pastern joint
-low: coffin joint

9

Sidebone

Ossification of the alar cartilage (wing bits of the coffin bone)

10

Osseletes

Inflammation of the periosteum on the dorsal 3rd metacarpal surface and fetlock

11

Splints

Interosseous desmitis (ligamentitis) of mc/mt 3

12

Stringhalt

-Spasmodic hyperflexion (foot touches the abdomen)
-often associated with sweet pea

13

Sweeny

Supraspinatous contracture

14

Hyperkaleic periodic paralysis

Genetic problem with Na+ channels

15

Polysaccharide storage myopathy

Accumulation of glycogen

16

Club foot

Contracture of the distal interphalangeal joint

17

Buttress foot

Also called pyramidal disease or extensor process disease

-excessive strain on the common digital extensor tendon

18

Gonitis

Arthritis of the stifle

19

Scratches

Chronic seborrheic dermititis

20

Peroneus tertius rupture

Causes leg to extend hock while flexing the stifle

21

What is the difference between a tenotomy and a desmotomy?

Tenotomy: cutting of tendons
Desmotomy: cutting or dissecting out ligament

22

Upward patella fixation

Limb locks in ridged extension—>toe drag