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2Stall rest

A 2-week old foal with severe tarsal deviations colloquially termed “wind swept” foal.

Foals with marked angular limb deformities located in the carpal and/or tarsal region that show normal ossification of the cuboidal carpal and tarsal bones are prevented from excessive pasture exercise and therefore kept in a box stall. No bandages are applied to prevent the development of laxity of the periarticular structures. These deformities correct without any additional treatment usually within 2-3 weeks.
Follow up radiographs are encouraged.