Orthopedic Conditions of the Premature and Dysmature Foal. Academic Article uri icon


  • Incomplete ossification of the cuboidal bones is a common finding in premature and dysmature foals, and possibly in foals with hypothyroidism. Radiographs of the carpus and tarsus should be performed in any high-risk foal to obtain a diagnosis. Goals of treatment include limiting weight bearing and exercise. The prognosis is guarded depending on the degree of incomplete ossification.

published proceedings

  • Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Coleman, M. C., & Whitfield-Cargile, C

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Coleman, Michelle C||Whitfield-Cargile, Canaan

publication date

  • August 2017