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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2004

Author(s): Kicker, CJ; Peham, C; Girtler, D; Licka, T

Title: Influence of support boots on fetlock joint angle of the forelimb of the horse at walk and trot.

Source: Equine Vet J. 2004; 36(8):769-771



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Licka Theresia
Peham Christian

Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Surgery


Abstract:
Support boots are thought to reduce tension on the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDTF) of the horse and are frequently recommended for horses convalescing after tendonitis, but evidence of their effectiveness is conflicting.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Bandages*
Biomechanical Phenomena
Female
Forelimb/physiology*
Gait/physiology*
Horses/physiology*
Joints/physiology*
Ligaments/physiology
Male
Range of Motion, Articular/physiology
Tendons/physiology


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