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Retrospective study of tendon wounds of the distal limb segments in horses

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One hundred and thirty-siv horses were referred between January 1990 en May 1996 for treatment of distal limb lacerations involving extensor or flexor tendons. A follow up of 74 horses could be made. A difference was made between younger (less than or equal to 2 Sears) and older animals (> 2 years) at the moment of the tendon laceration. Twenty- fire (44 %) out of 57 horses with extensor lacerations returned to their original level of performance. Twelve horses (21 %) had a decrease of this level, 10 animals (18 %) showed pasture soundness or were used for breeding and 10 horses (18 %) were euthanised. A lower "complete recovery" percentage (19 %) was observed in the younger animals with extensor lacerations (n = 21) as compared to the older horses (n = 36). Eight horses (47 %) out of 17 animals with flexsor tendon lacerations performed as before, 3 animals (18 %) showed a decrease in performance and 6 horses (35 %) were euthanised. The "complete recovery" percentage of the younger amimals with flexor lacerations (n = 4) was also lon.er compared to those of the older horses (n = 13). The different treatments and complications of tendon lacerations in the horse are discussed.
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REPAIR, LACERATIONS, INJURIES, DIGITAL FLEXOR TENDON, follow-up, horse, tendon laceration

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Gasthuys, Frank, Leen Van Brantegem, Lieven Vlaminck, Ann Martens, Michel Steenhaut, Paul Desmet, and Antoine De Moor. 1998. “Retrospective Study of Tendon Wounds of the Distal Limb Segments in Horses.” Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 67 (3): 172–180.
APA
Gasthuys, F., Van Brantegem, L., Vlaminck, L., Martens, A., Steenhaut, M., Desmet, P., & De Moor, A. (1998). Retrospective study of tendon wounds of the distal limb segments in horses. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT, 67(3), 172–180.
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Gasthuys F, Van Brantegem L, Vlaminck L, Martens A, Steenhaut M, Desmet P, et al. Retrospective study of tendon wounds of the distal limb segments in horses. VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT. 1998;67(3):172–80.
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Gasthuys, Frank, Leen Van Brantegem, Lieven Vlaminck, et al. “Retrospective Study of Tendon Wounds of the Distal Limb Segments in Horses.” VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT 67.3 (1998): 172–180. Print.
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  author       = {Gasthuys, Frank and Van Brantegem, Leen and Vlaminck, Lieven and Martens, Ann and Steenhaut, Michel and Desmet, Paul and De Moor, Antoine},
  issn         = {0303-9021},
  journal      = {VLAAMS DIERGENEESKUNDIG TIJDSCHRIFT},
  keyword      = {REPAIR,LACERATIONS,INJURIES,DIGITAL FLEXOR TENDON,follow-up,horse,tendon laceration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {172--180},
  title        = {Retrospective study of tendon wounds of the distal limb segments in horses},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {1998},
}

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