Assess lameness in horses


Monitor if the animal travels in a regular and sound manner on all four feet. Identify lameness and act accordingly and under veterinarian instructions.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Assess lameness in horses is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Assess lameness in horses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Equine worker: Equine workers provide caring activities for horses and ponies.
Groom: Grooms provide practical daily horse care to ensure the horses health, welfare and safety.
They take part in exercising horses, cleaning and maintaining the stables, buildings and territory.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022