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post #1 of 6 Old 06-09-2012, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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bowed tendon care?

I was just wondering what you would do if your horse had a bowed tendon? How to take care of it an dwhat treatments work? In the front leg.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-09-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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also if your horse has had it? What causes it? How long your horse was out?
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Usually a bowed tendon is not an easy or quick fix..It leads to tendonitis..and a bowed tendon is also the reason I'll Have Another was scratched from the Belmont today..Here is more information..

Equine Health - Bowed Tendons: A Common Tendon Injury - Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis | Suite101.com
"Bowed tendons, like all tendon and ligament injuries, are serious injuries which must be treated as soon as possible and as thoroughly as possible. These injuries are caused by excessive strain on the tendon, usually caused by exercise. During exercise a tendon can become stretched to the point of tearing if the muscles surrounding it are not strong enough to support it, the footing is too deep or the horse's hoof is too flat and causes the back of the leg to stretch. A bowed tendon gets it’s ‘banana’ shape from tears in the tendon causing swelling at the point of the tear. In extreme cases the tendon may actually be severed. If you suspect that your horse has a bowed tendon contact your vet immediately."

"While traditionally a bowed tendon would mean the end of a horse’s career, with today’s veterinary care a horse can return to work at the same level as before the injury. This requires time, dedication, and a bit of luck. It is hard to determine the outcome of a bowed tendon months or even years after the initial injury. Some horses are sound with just cold therapy and lots of rest, while others undergo thousands of dollars worth of treatment and never fully recover. With this type of injury only time will tell, and the healing of any tendon injury should never be rushed."


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"It is important to remember that the recovery and rehabilitation for a horse with a bowed tendon is lengthy. For most, that period can last upwards of one year of rest for a horse’s leg to heal completely. Moreover, the new tissues formed during the healing process are often not as strong or elastic as the “original” ones, thereby making the leg more susceptible to re-injury. For this reason, great care should be taken in returning the horse back to an exercise regime and any future performance."


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Drum, I think its tendinitis that leads to a bowed tendons. Not the other way around. IHA was scratched because of the onset of tendinitis and they didn't want to risk further injury.
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Yep, you're right..Thanks for catching it.. Tendonitis and a bowed tendon are similar but a bowed tendon is worse than tendonitis because tendonitis is just the beginning of/and inflammation while a bowed tendon is actual tearing of the superficial digital flexor tendon along the back of the cannon bone.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-10-2012, 02:34 AM
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has anyone worked with horses that have had the Check (i believe it's the Check Ligament) cut in a bow?? My vet is an old school kind of guy and deals well with folks whom cannot afford shock wave and stem cell... so he's been known to cut. I have heard he actually has really great success with this method.

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