6 yr old Hanovarian that received staple surgery as a foal to correct a varus limb deformity in the left front limb. Also, this LF limb has a “bench knee” where the cannon bone is offset relative to the radius (upper forelimb). This places increased weight on the medial aspect of the cannon bone and medial splint and is the leading cause of medial “splints” in horses. Also note the splaying out of the lateral wall of the hoof as it is less vertical than the medial wall. This indicated that the weight is being carried by the medial side of the hoof which can lead to hoof capsule deformity as well as future lameness. It is important that the hooves be trimmed so that the horse lands as equally as possible to prevent splints and future lameness.


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