Equine Reproduction and Stud Medicine Q&A 21

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A 4-month-old foal sustained a wound to its right stifle one week ago. Over the last 48 hours the foal has developed a stilted gait and seemed unwilling to feed from the ground as usual. It has a high tail carriage and, when menaced, the response shown is initiated:

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What is your clinical diagnosis and what prognosis would you give the foal? Link to Article
What factors may have led to the foal being susceptible to this disease? Link to Article
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What would you recommend as routine stud farm management for the prevention of this disease? Link to Article

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