suspensory ligament

Songbird’s Career-Ending Diagnosis A ‘Happy Ending’ To Her Incredible Story

There is no doubt that super-filly Songbird had an incredible career, winning 13 of her 15 races, wrote Bob Ehalt on thoroughbredracing.com. The end of that career was muddied, however, by a difficult-to-diagnose physical ailment which terminated the long-standing relationship between Songbird’s owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. In her second start of 2017, […]

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Pivotal Study Continues To Define The Significance Of Sesamoiditis Lesions And Stifle Lesions

  A large study led by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak from the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, working with Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, KY., commenced at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Horses included in the study last year as yearlings were identified at 2-year-old sales in 2017. […]

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The Power Of A Good Pair Of Shoes: Supportive Solutions For Soft Tissue Injuries

Horses can seem like they’re an accident waiting to happen. With over 1,000 pounds of mass traveling at 35 miles per hour, the demands placed on each tendon and ligament in an equine limb can seem overwhelming. Although they usually work together in harmony, even the fittest Thoroughbred can experience over-extension of a soft tissue. […]

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