Back problems are sometimes blamed for low-grade lameness in horses, when in fact the back pain develops as a result of a problem elsewhere


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Horse back hindquarters

Problems in the sacroiliac region are a cause of hindleg lameness, but because of the area’s inaccessibility, these are difficult to diagnose and treat