Angular limb deviation (ALD) is seen most commonly in young foals and canine puppies and is defined as a deviation from the normal axis of the limb in the frontal plane. Two general terms describe the deviation. Valgus refers to a lateral (outward) deviation of the limb distal to, or below, the point of the deformity. Varus refers to medial (inward) deviation of the limb distal to the point of the deformity. The most common deviation seen in young foals is lateral deviation which originates at the level of the carpus (knee), known as carpus valgus.
Read and learn more about this topic visit this interesting Power Point Presentation by Andy Bathe, VetMB and David Rowlands, BVMS of Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, UK .
Non-invasive Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) applied to Angular Limb Deformity. Before and after treatment X-ray images show how effective the shock wave treatment is in healing ALD. Read full presentation