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Equine Dorsal Metacarpal Disease — Bucked Shins

Equine Dorsal Metacarpal Disease — Bucked Shins

By SynNutra, Inc. |

Equine dorsal metacarpal disease, commonly known as bucked shins, affects at least 70 percent of horses in Thoroughbred horse racing. It is a painful condition that, once developed, requires horses to rest more and/or train less. Even after initial healing, 12 percent of affected horses will later develop cortical stress fractures, which present a… Read More »

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Tibial Stress Fractures in the Racehorse

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Introduction to Tibial Stress Fractures Tibial stress fractures frequently occur in young racehorses but can also appear in older horses getting back into training after a long period of rest. Although they can happen at most any training phase, these types of fractures typically occur during developmental training or retraining between 3/8 and 5/8… Read More »

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