Physical examination of horses with back pain.

  title={Physical examination of horses with back pain.},
  author={Benson B. Martin and Alan M Klide},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  volume={15 1},
          61-70, vi
The diagnosis of back pain is often a diagnosis of exclusion of other problems in the face of poor performance. It requires careful observation, thought, an open mind, and experience. The signs of back pain can be extremely variable and range from subtle to obvious. Obvious forelimb or hind limb lameness is not usually a sign of back pain. The most common differential diagnosis may be back pain secondary to degenerative joint disease of the hocks, fetlocks, or stifle. These diseases can mimic… CONTINUE READING