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stenella
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Username: Stenella

Post Number: 2
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, Jul 9, 2006 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello. I rehabilitated my horse from upper suspensory tears in the hind hocks a year ago. My horse is sound strong and now we are introducing canter (not collected) into his regimen. In the past month, a slight enlargement of one hind medial patella tendon has appeared. Is this something that could be a cause of the initial hock issue, a result of more intense work, or a separate issue to deal with?
What are the protocols for dealing with this?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Monday, Jul 10, 2006 - 8:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think a separate issue stenella and most likely a injury occurring from more intense work or perhaps a acute injury from a stumble for instance. I would have the swelling ultrasounded and if it is a injury to the patellar tendon or ligament, anti-inflammatories and rest until this heals on the ultrasound.
DrO
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stenella
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Posted on Monday, Jul 10, 2006 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you.
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