Lameness LAB - Lameness Checklist

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Listen to this interview with Dr. Nicola Cribb from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She will let you know what signs you should look for in a lame horse.

After this, make sure to take the VIDEO CHALLENGE!

AAEP Lameness Scale

0:  Lameness not perceptible under any circumstances
1:  Lameness is difficult to observe and is not consistently apparent, regardless of  circumstances (e.g. under saddle, circling, inclines, hard surface, etc.)
2:  Lameness is difficult to observe at a walk or when trotting in a straight line but  consistently apparent under certain circumstances (e.g. weight-carrying, circling,  inclines, hard surface, etc.)
3:  Lameness is consistently observable at a trot under all circumstances
4:  Lameness is obvious at a walk
5:  Lameness produces minimal weight bearing in motion and/or at rest or a complete  inability to move
Credit: American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
 
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