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Treatment of acquired flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint in the horse: a retrospective study of 51 cases

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Flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint is an important disorder in horses, which can be acquired during the first year of life, often as a result of lateralization during grazing. In this retrospective study, the medical files of 51 cases presented at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University (1999-2013) were analyzed, followed by a telephone questionnaire. In 65% of the conservatively treated patients, the hoof conformation corrected completely, which was not significantly different from what was seen in the surgically treated group (complete correction in 56% of cases). Foals treated conservatively before the age of six months and foals treated surgically before twelve months of age, had a significantly better chance of a successful correction than older foals. Moreover, cases in which treatment did not restore the hoof conformation completely, presented a significantly higher chance of (persisting) lameness and were significantly less likely to have an athletic career. Finally, this study proved a significant association between the hoof conformation of the dam and her foals.
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DIGITAL FLEXOR TENDON, FOOT CONFORMATION, ACCESSORY LIGAMENT, DESMOTOMY, FOALS, POPULATION, MANAGEMENT, HINDLIMB

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Carlier, Stephanie, Maarten Oosterlinck, Ann Martens, and Frederik Pille. 2016. “Treatment of Acquired Flexural Deformity of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint in the Horse: a Retrospective Study of 51 Cases.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 85 (1): 9–14.
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Carlier, S., Oosterlinck, M., Martens, A., & Pille, F. (2016). Treatment of acquired flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint in the horse: a retrospective study of 51 cases. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 85(1), 9–14.
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Carlier S, Oosterlinck M, Martens A, Pille F. Treatment of acquired flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint in the horse: a retrospective study of 51 cases. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 2016;85(1):9–14.
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Carlier, Stephanie et al. “Treatment of Acquired Flexural Deformity of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint in the Horse: a Retrospective Study of 51 Cases.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 85.1 (2016): 9–14. Print.
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  abstract     = {Flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint is an important disorder in horses, which can be acquired during the first year of life, often as a result of lateralization during grazing. In this retrospective study, the medical files of 51 cases presented at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University (1999-2013) were analyzed, followed by a telephone questionnaire. In 65% of the conservatively treated patients, the hoof conformation corrected completely, which was not significantly different from what was seen in the surgically treated group (complete correction in 56% of cases). Foals treated conservatively before the age of six months and foals treated surgically before twelve months of age, had a significantly better chance of a successful correction than older foals. Moreover, cases in which treatment did not restore the hoof conformation completely, presented a significantly higher chance of (persisting) lameness and were significantly less likely to have an athletic career. Finally, this study proved a significant association between the hoof conformation of the dam and her foals.},
  author       = {Carlier, Stephanie and Oosterlinck, Maarten and Martens, Ann and Pille, Frederik},
  issn         = {0303-9021},
  journal      = {VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT},
  keywords     = {DIGITAL FLEXOR TENDON,FOOT CONFORMATION,ACCESSORY LIGAMENT,DESMOTOMY,FOALS,POPULATION,MANAGEMENT,HINDLIMB},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {9--14},
  title        = {Treatment of acquired flexural deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint in the horse: a retrospective study of 51 cases},
  url          = {http://vdt.ugent.be/sites/default/files/art2%20in%20English_0.pdf},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2016},
}

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