Complications of unilateral weight bearing

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2008 Dec;24(3):621-42, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2008.10.006.

Abstract

The most common and significant complication of excessive unilateral weight bearing in adult horses is support limb laminitis. Young horses with unilateral lameness problems develop support limb laminitis infrequently compared with adult horses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Foot Diseases / epidemiology
  • Foot Diseases / etiology
  • Foot Diseases / veterinary
  • Hoof and Claw / pathology*
  • Horse Diseases / surgery*
  • Horses
  • Lameness, Animal
  • Physical Conditioning, Animal* / adverse effects
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Postoperative Complications / veterinary*
  • Risk Factors
  • Weight-Bearing / physiology*