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Re: [RC] Leading cause of lameness in endurance horses - MARYYG

In a message dated 2/10/2006 4:10:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, iluvdez@xxxxxxxxx writes:
Underdiagnosed Lamenesses of
Endurance Horses". I found the article interesting,
and am curious about his summary statement: "High
suspensory desmitis is an infrequent cause of lameness
for most performance horses. It is the leading cause
of lameness in endurance horses." How many of you are
aware of this? Is it something a ride vet can discover
during palpation?
 High Suspensory Desmitis can be palatable and can be mis-diagnosed. This is due to the close proximity of the origin of the sup-carpal check ligament. True diagnosis needs to be with ultrasounds and or nerve blocks.
  Foot imbalance, medial or lateral, will cause Suspensory soreness. Ask Matt Frazier DVM, Mr. Frazier's son.