Musculoskeletal disorders of the neonate.

J. A. Orsini, Christine K Johnson

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Musculoskeletal disorders in newborn foals are complex, multifactorial, and associated with prematurity, dysmaturity, and twinning. They include incomplete ossification of cuboidal bones, tendon laxity, congenital angular limb deformities, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and septicemia. Other deformities associated with nutrition, large size, and rapid growth include osteochondrosis, physitis, ruptured tendons, acquired flexural deformities, and postnatal angular limb deformities. Optimal management of the complexly interrelated musculoskeletal disorders of the neonate also is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-166
Number of pages30
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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