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Forrest Gimp

For all its size and strength, the equine body is not impervious to injury. The legs and feet are particularly susceptible to a number of ailments which can leave a horse hurting. What do you know about equine leg and hoof lamenesses? Take this quiz and find out. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!

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Which of the following is most likely to result in chronic lameness?
bucked shins
bog spavin
occult ("blind") spavin

Which of the following terms refers to an upward fixation of the patella?
stifle gonitis

Splints most often result from ... ?
a tear of the interosseous ligament
fracture of the splint bones
inflammation of the periosteum

Atrophy of the shoulder muscles due to paralysis of the supracapsular nerve is known as ... ?

Which of the following may result in contracted heels and abnormal hoof growth in young horses?

A posterior digital neurectomy (nerving) is occasionally used as a pain-relieving surgery for which of the following conditions?
bowed tendons
navicular disease

Which of the following occurs only in the hind limbs?
bone spavin

Which of the following is characterized by an exaggerated, involuntary lifting and forward motion of one or both hocks?
knocked-down hip

Which of the following hoof ailments does not affect the white line?
seedy toe

Corrective hoof trimming and/or shoeing is not indicated in the treatment of which of the following conditions?
contracted heels
shoe boil

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