Tendon and Ligament injuries in the non-athletic horse

Speaker: Rachel Tucker

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Tendon and Ligament injuries in the non-athletic horse


In this lecture we will discuss the presentation, diagnosis and management of tendon and ligament injuries in the horse. We will focus on the common injuries sustained by non-athletes and horses in low level competition. Conditions will include: lameness of the digital flexor tendon sheath, desmitis of the accessory (check) ligament of the deep digital flexor tendon,  superficial digital flexor tendinopathy, superficial digital flexor tendon luxation in the hock and peroneus tertius rupture.

 

·         5 learning objectives

·         1) Review anatomy of the soft tissues of the distal limb and hock

·         2) Able to work up and list differentials for lameness of the digital flexor tendon sheath and discuss treatment options and outcome.

·         3) Able to diagnose and treat check ligament injury

·         4) Able to diagnose and treat superficial digital flexor tendon injury in the non athlete.

·         5) Recognise the presenting signs of  luxation of the superficial digital flexor tendon from the hock and peroneus tertius rupture.