These are X-Rays of the front feet of a yearling filly. The first figure is the right foot, the bottom is the left. The top photo depicts a classic clubfoot, the bottom is a normal foot. The external evidence indicating it is a clubfoot is the curved, dished wall of the foot. The coffin joint angle is the radiographic evidence showing it’s a clubfoot. The angle between the coffin bone (P3) and the short pastern (P2) is ‘broken’, whereas in the non-clubfoot, the angle is smoother, more of a straight line. The clubfoot even shows a ski tip already from high heels and rotation putting pressure on the coffin bone tip.
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