The Incidence of Developmental Orthopedic Disease ( Dod ) on a Kentucky Thoroughbred

  title={The Incidence of Developmental Orthopedic Disease ( Dod ) on a Kentucky Thoroughbred},
  author={Joe D. Pagan},
The incidence of developmental orthopedic disease on a commercial Thoroughbred farm was studied over a four year period. A total of 271 foals were monitored. DOD was diagnosed in 10% of the foals. Fetlock OCDs tended to occur before 180 days of age while hock, shoulder and stifle OCDs occurred around 300-350 days of age. Foals that developed hock and stifle OCDs as yearlings tended to be large foals at birth that grew rapidly from 3 to 8 months. These foals were heavier than the average… CONTINUE READING

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