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Idiopathic infective arthritis of the coxofemoral joint in a mature horse
  1. PD Clegg
  1. Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.


A mature thoroughbred-cross gelding developed chronic severe hindlimb lameness. Despite intensive clinical investigation, the diagnosis of infective arthritis of the coxofemoral joint was difficult, and a definitive diagnosis was reached only after synoviocentesis of the joint. The horse was euthanased and examined thoroughly post mortem but no definitive aetiology for the condition was discovered.

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