Equine Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Q&A 04

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A nine-year-old pony mare has a left hindlimb lameness of two months duration. The lameness has not responded to rest. On clinical examination, the pony is only mildly lame but this is exacerbated by distal limb flexion. There is a digital sheath effusion and a ‘notch’ on the plantar aspect of the metatarsophalangeal joint.

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