2011 Image Interpretation Session - Case 1

Signalment and History: 2.5 year old female miniature horse. Presented for evaluation of right forelimb lameness. Patient became acutely lame 5 weeks ago, without improvement in lameness since that time. A previous veterinarian localized the lameness to the shoulder joint. At that time, the joint was injected with antibiotics, steroids and hyaluronic acid which did not improve the clinical signs.

Physical Examination and Clinical Data: The right shoulder was warm and slightly swollen. Pain was elicited on flexion and extension of the shoulder joint, as well as on abduction. Right forelimb lameness with a shortened cranial stride was evident at a walk.

Images Provided: Shoulder radiographs