Look at lameness in horses

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Let’s now turn to our own personal space on veterinary matters. This is the lameness of the horse, from the guide prepared by Doctor Vittorio Meschia entitled lameness in horses, learning to understand. In the first publication, we presented the book, its author andthe introduction, we will go forward today in more detail with analysis of lameness.Lameness is very variable occurrence which may involve various structures with imperfections sometimes obvious sometimes difficult to interpret, which reduces the health of the horse, its performance in the work place and its market value.Not to be neglected is the legal aspect: many causes are derived from lameness untreated or badly treated. In fact, in the texts of Forensic Medicine Veterinary chapters on their own eventualities that may lead to the termination of the agreement of sale.We therefore wish to embark on a journey together to the reader to understand What is limping, what are its manifestations, causes and contributing factors and how you can highlight them.We will make comparisons with humans so as to make more comprehensible certain passages and arguments .- The man has four limbs, two upper, arms, and two lower legs.- Man is a biped. He has a trunk to maintain the upright position, is supported by the two lower limbs.The distal ends of the limbs, hands and feet have five toes (pentadito).- The horse is a quadruped . To maintain the horizontal position with respect to the ground its body is supported by four limbs, two front corresponding to our arms and two rearcorresponding to our legs.- The horse in prehistoric times was pentadactyl. The limbs were equipped with five hooves.The strength of survival over time has led to a transformation with a change in the anatomical structure of the limbs.These new characters will become hereditary characteristics in the evolution dominant. Of the five hooves remained one for each limb while the other four are convoluted.Today we recognize in metacarpei metatarsals and accessories, denominated in simple little toes, and damselfish, offshoots of nail tissue in the inner part of the fore leg andhocks.The metacarpei metatarsals and the three phalanges have instead become considerably developed, so as to make the limbs formidable levers capable imparting movements and displacements of the body to make the horse quick, fast, and provide longer movements: just look at the gallop of a herd of wild horses, the charging a squadron of cavalry or Foulée thoroughbred horses.

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