A recent study has shown that ultrasound can be used to predict the likelihood of a horse returning to competition after a tendon injury. The study, conducted by the University of Nottingham, Oakham Equine Hospital and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, used a scoring system to grade tendon injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses at the time of occurrence, then will follow the horses as they recover from injury and attempt to make a return to competition.
The goal is to identify a use for ultrasound to be used to predict whether a horse will likely be able to make a recovery for racing purposes at the time of injury, whether rehabilitation for a non-racing career would be best, or immediate retirement with little chance of regaining serviceable soundness.
Read more at the University of Nottingham.
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