Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Angular limb deformities in foals are common problems that are likely to face the equine practitioner. In recent years, the increasing value of individual animals has led horse owners to seek veterinary care for their foals with angular limb deformities. Many veterinarians would be able to diagnose and treat angular limb deformities with the equipment already on hand in a typical companion animal practice. If these conditions are recognized and treated at an early age, many foals can have normal limb angulation restored and can go on to athletic careers.