In vivo investigation of communication between the distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints in horses and ponies. Academic Article uri icon


  • The frequency of communication between the tarsometatarsal and distal intertarsal joints was investigated in 27 horses and 12 ponies. After the injection of diluted latex into the tarsometatarsal joints using the plantarolateral approach, the horses and ponies were walked for 200 meters. Latex was found in the distal intertarsal joints of 19 of 73 tarsi (26% communication) at necropsy. In 3 tarsi, latex was also found in the proximal intertarsal and tarsocrural joints.

published proceedings

  • Vet Surg

author list (cited authors)

  • Bell, B. T., Baker, G. J., Foreman, J. H., & Abbott, L. C.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Bell, BT||Baker, GJ||Foreman, JH||Abbott, LC

publication date

  • July 1993