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Rehabilitating Injuries to the Ligaments and Tendons of Horses
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


Introduction » Trimming and Shoeing » Handling Stalled Horses » Rehabilitation Protocols » Importance of Rest » Discussion » More Info 

A horse's flexor tendons, suspensory ligaments, and their associated structures work continuously and are prone to injury. Following diagnosis and treatment of the acute problems, the injured structure must be slowly brought back up to the previous level of work. In the past this has been based on experience but there was little proof of how slow or fast an injury should be returned to work. This article discusses rehabilitation protocol based on the medical records of nearly 3000 injuries. Some of the injuries that might be treated with the following protocols are: Specific diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis information is found under the articles on each specific injury.
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