TENDON/LIGAMENT

TENDON AND LIGAMENT

SYMPTOMS OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT

  • Soft fluid filled joints
  • Fluid filled sack around injury site
  • Lameness
  • Pain 
  • Heat
  • Enlargement of area

CAUSES OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT

Damage to the tendons and ligaments can be from workout routines, uneven or hard ground, thoroughbred racehorses can damage themselves from running at speed on different surfaces. Overworked horses or lack of work can also cause damage.

DIAGNOSIS OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT

Ligaments attach bone to bone; you will commonly find damage around the joints of the legs.
Tendons attach muscles to bones; common issue is a bowed tendon which is a strained flexor tendon.

TREATMENT OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT

Treatment normally consists of rest, icing or cold-water treatment, bandaging and anti-inflammatories and pain relief.

PRODUCT & DOSE RATE

ProflamAid Plus 50g - C Continue with this dose until horse is dramatically improved, usually a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Once your horse is comfortable you can drop the dose to a maintenance level of 5-15g per day only increasing prior to an event or hard work and hard ground. 

5gm day EquiGesic can be added to the daily treatment until pain under control. 

WE RECOMMEND

ProflamAid Plus
EquiGesic Plus