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Muscle Tear Figure 4


Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR Introduction Back problems are considered a major cause of altered gait or performance in horses. Unfortunately the characterization, localization, and identification of the painful area can be problematic. The incidence of back problems in general practice has been reported as 0.9% [1] and has been estimated as 2.2% of lameness cases [2]. …

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Diagnosis and Management of Palmar Foot Pain

Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS Take Home Message:            The diagnosis of palmar foot pain is based on a thorough examination that differentiates various types of pain emanating from the foot. Management is based on shoeing to improve hoof biomechanics and therapy aimed at the results of diagnostics. Introduction: The palmar digital nerve block has traditionally been described as …

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Diagnosis and Management of Fractures of the Coffin Bone and Navicular Bone

Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS   Take Home Message:  Coffin bone and navicular bone fractures are painful conditions of the hoof. They can only be differentiated by radiography. The radiographic configuration has prognostic implications. Coffin bone fractures:   Distal phalangeal fractures can be classified into one of seven types.2,6,7 Type I is a non articular fracture of the palmar process …

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Muscle US

Muscle Injury Detection and Therapies

Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl.Am Col Vet Surgery, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery   TAKE HOME MESSAGE Muscle injuries occur in horses to various degrees. The injuries can cause anything from poor performance to lameness. However, diagnosis may be difficult as the pain may only manifest itself during performance and may not be palpable. Infrared thermal …

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