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Monitoring bowed tendons

Authors S. Plevin Publisher Trainer Magazine. 2020 issue 71:48-52. Download here: PDF Abstract Overstrain injuries to the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries for all athletic equine disciplines but account for a significant amount of wastage in the thoroughbred racehorse. Treatment options for such ‘bowed tendons’…

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Tendon structure changes after maximal exercise in the Thoroughbred horse: use of ultrasound tissue characterisation to detect in vivo tendon response

Authors Docking SI, Daffy J, van Schie HT, Cook JL Publisher Vet J. 2012 Dec;194(3):338-342. Publishing details PMID: 22658820 Abstract Investigations into the response of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) of the Thoroughbred horse to mechanical stimuli have been limited to in vitro cell culture studies focused primarily on gene expression of critical matrix…

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