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Synonyms for lameness

disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

an imperfection or defectiveness

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I don't think any one else had noticed his lameness.
From the softness o the ground their hoofs often grow irregularly to a grea length, and this causes lameness. The predominant colour are roan and iron-grey.
Or the occupation to which he devotes himself may be of an opposite kind, and he may have the other sort of lameness.
It was not so much his great height that marked him, for the "natives" were easily singled out by their lank longitude from the stockier foreign breed: it was the careless powerful look he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.
And then came breakfast and a saunter about the close and town with East, whose lameness only became severe when any fagging had to be done.
Observing cattle and recording data digitally, a comprehensive analysis of lameness can be gathered for a herd.
"We needed to change something to keep on top of lameness," he said.
Fitzpatrick also deals with 10-month-old Labrador cross Gylly, who has developed lameness and an unusual bone deformity.
A particular focus for SRUC will be on an innovative treatment for the control of digital dermatitis, a highly contagious infection which causes ulcerative lesions of the hoof, usually on the bulbs of the heel and between the digits and can cause severe lameness in dairy cattle.
Conclusion Last month's withdrawal due to lameness tempers enthusiasm a touch, but hard to oppose based on his last performance on the track.
In addition, the course will cover the principles of shoe types, common shoe modifications used to treat shoes and lameness and the most efficient methods of correctly fitting and applying them to the horses' feet.
Results showed that thiram caused lameness, decrease in alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and increase in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activities in the serum along with decrease in level of antioxidant enzymes and significantly increase in the MDA contents in TD afflicted chickens compared to control group.
Another acute cause of hind-leg lameness is aortic thromboembolism (ATE), which is a clot that most commonly originates in the heart and travels through the aorta to its termination near the hind limbs, blocking blood supply to this region of the body.
I have developed a keen interest in the treatment of injuries and lameness in animal athletes, both canine and equine, and saw acupuncture as an asset in lameness/rehab work.