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post #1 of 3 Old 10-10-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Suspensory Ligament Problems ?

Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this type of injury ! I was recently contacted to take an off the track 3 year old Standardbred filly who had a suspensory problem in her right hind leg. Now, I don't know much about this type of injury, so I figured someone here might be able to help! The vet altrasounded her leg and said she is about 98 -100% sound. I am wondering if, even though she is sound now, will she be able to hold up being ridden ? Even though this horse is being given to me I just want to be sure I will still have s sound horse 6+ years down the road! Any input would be great! Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-10-2010, 06:09 PM
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Neen there, done that. Your vet will be able to US and tell you how extensive the damage is. It will be a weak spot from here on, so you will have to be a touch more careful with the types of activities you are going to do. Another problem thar can crop up is resale- some people will hear 'suspensory' and run. Is it treatable and manageable? Oh yes. Is it limiting? Depends on the severity and how it healed.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-10-2010, 08:24 PM
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I completely agree with Charis it depends on the severity. My old horse was retired because of a soft tissue injury. It was a susponsory injury, a 10% tear, it became a weak point and a reuccuring problem. The other tendons and ligaments also became a problem which lead to his retirement. I personally now shy away from soft tissue problems. It also depends on the workload the horse will be doing and how on top of maintaining it you are.
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