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Developmental Orthopedic Disease in Horses

By

Chris Whitton

, BVSc, FANZCVS, PhD, Equine Centre, University of Melbourne

Medically Reviewed Sep 2015 | Modified Oct 2022

Developmental orthopedic diseases of horses constitute an important group of conditions that includes osteochondrosis, physeal dysplasia, acquired angular limb deformities, flexural deformities, and cuboidal bone malformations.

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