Limb Length Disparity

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Limb Length Disparity (LLD) is an observable body imbalance and physical deviation that manifests itself in a structurally and/or functionally different limb length, and more than likely has been created due to congenital, hereditary, injuries, environmental, muscular and/or spinal problems. Identifying LLD includes a thorough evaluation of the conformation, muscles, skeletal structures, movement and attitude of the horse.

 There are two types of LLD, structural or anatomic limb length disparity and functional or apparent limb length disparity. In horses, we are mainly dealing with functional LLD. The disorder of unequal limbs or lack of similarity goes by several names such as: High-Low Syndrome, Limb Length Inequality, Bilateral Asymmetry, Club Foot (not to be confused with Club Feet). This book is the first to discuss in any detail: What is Limb Length Disparity, how to identify this body imbalance, and how to treat Limb Length Disparity. Chapters include topics on: What is Limb Length Disparity -definitions, etiology and types of LLD. Observations and Techniques to Aid in Identifying - how to observe, recognize, palpate, and measure LLD. Treatment Considerations, Corrections, and Goals - Veterinary, Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture, Saddle Fitting, Farrier, Training, and Exercising. Pathological Shoeing For LLD - how to trim and shoe for LLD. Conclusion and Final Words - how to monitor and assess progress. Testimonials - a very powerful chapter written by horse owners, veterinarians, chiropractors and farriers.

107 Pages, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2" (Softcover)

Item #: BK844