dog-sitting posture

dog-sitting posture

sitting on the haunches like a dog. When cattle or horses sit for long periods on their haunches with the foreparts of their body off the ground and their forelimbs extended like a dog, and if there is difficulty in rising, there may be a musculoskeletal problem in the area of the pelvis and caudal vertebral column. This dog-sitting posture adopted for short periods by horses and associated with other signs indicative of abdominal pain is usually associated with impaction of the large bowel and pressure on the diaphragm.