Bench Kneed

Horses October 11, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF
Bench kneed horse

Bench knee is a structural fault of the horse's front legs. Bench, or offset, knees are characteristics of a horse with cannon bones set too far to the outside of the knee.

This conformational fault increases the possibility for horses to develop splints.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.