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Dr. Bob Grisel, veterinary equine lameness specialist and author of Equine Lameness for the Layman, offers this concise video tutorial to help you quickly and easily detect lameness in your horse. Swift detection of a problem greatly increases your horse's chance for a full recovery.
Using the three core principles of observation you will learn:
How to identify the horse’s lame limb
How to determine the nature of the horse’s lameness
How to gauge the severity of the lameness
Following this process, you will have concrete information to share with your veterinarian to work as a team to regain your horse's soundness. An observant horse owner makes a better horse owner.
About the Author
Dr. Bob Grisel began his equine veterinary training at the age of 13, when he worked for a racetrack veterinarian near his home in southern Florida. He quickly developed an interest in solving the many problems that affect performance horses, dedicating the next 30 years of his life to learning as much as he could about sport horse medicine and surgery. After graduating from the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine with honors and receiving multiple awards for his performance in equine surgery, he moved to southern California where he received extensive training in equine surgery and radiology under the tutelage of a world-renowned veterinary staff. Upon completing a residency in equine surgery with an emphasis on arthroscopy, Dr. Grisel was recruited by Oregon State's College of Veterinary Medicine where he spent time on the large animal teaching staff. His surgical interests focused on performance-related problems, and he developed and published many surgical techniques designed to better treat the equine athlete. Dr. Grisel was offered an equine surgical position in the Atlanta area while working the 1996 Olympic Games, and shortly after relocating to Georgia, he built The Atlanta Equine Clinic, a state-of-the-art, full-service equine diagnostic, surgical, and emergency care facility located in Braselton. In 2005, Dr. Grisel left the hospital facility to focus on equine sports medicine and has since developed a reputation for his meticulous and accurate diagnostic ability, as well as for his effective treatment strategies for performance-related problems in the horse. He is regularly consulted on issues concerning lameness and pre-purchase examinations worldwide (www.atlantaequine.com).