Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

The race-horses are prone to injuring their leg tendons, especially the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT). The SDFT injuries have a significant impact on the performance horse industry, accounting for an estimated 8–12% of all racing injuries. Historical data indicate that with traditional modes of therapy, there is approximately 40–50% chance the horse will return to athletic activity after significant SDFT injury. This represents a significant economic loss to racehorse owners and industry.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Biomedical Materials

Pages

1331-1338

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_173

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Application of Ultrasonic Imaging Techniques for Evaluation of Equine Tendon Injury

Brunswick, ME

The race-horses are prone to injuring their leg tendons, especially the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT). The SDFT injuries have a significant impact on the performance horse industry, accounting for an estimated 8–12% of all racing injuries. Historical data indicate that with traditional modes of therapy, there is approximately 40–50% chance the horse will return to athletic activity after significant SDFT injury. This represents a significant economic loss to racehorse owners and industry.