A study by Alastair Kay, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVS, MRCVS and colleagues from Hagyard Equine Medical Center found that foals 4 weeks old or younger require specific treatment if the infection osteomyelitis is found in the patellar bone. Neonatal infections are common in young foals and can infect the foal‚Äôs bones, large or small. If, however, this infection affects the patella (the largest bone in the stifle) and if not treated with direct injections to the joint the foal will not likely survive.
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