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Old 07-28-2009, 01:25 PM  
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Bench Knee

What does this mean exactly?

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 AM  
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Bench knee is a conformation flaw of the front leg when the cannon bone is offset from the knee. If you were to look at a horse's leg from the front you should be able to draw a line down the center of the leg and all parts would be evenly proportioned on either side of the line. When a horse is bench-kneed the cannon bone is set towards the outside below the knee and the imaginary line would then run down the towards inside of the cannon bone.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:25 AM  
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Amazing what one can learn on this forum!! River, does that usually cause lameness issues??
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:06 AM  
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Many/most horses with Bench knees will develop splints just below their knee. Once the splints "Set" they don't tend to cause an issue. As the horses get older though, the bench knees can predispose the horse to a higher risk of arthritis in the knee as the pressure is not as well distributed.

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