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Bouncing Back from Bowed Tendons

The first time I saw a horse with a bowed tendon was at the barn where I kept my horse, when a new boarder unloaded her gelding from the trailer. I made some admiring comments, but noticed a slight bulge on the back of his foreleg and had to ask, “What’s wrong with his leg?” “Nothing now,” she told me. “That’s a bowed tendon, but he’s recovered and back to work.” “So he’s not lame?” “Not a bit.” She was telling the truth, as I learned when I watched her riding him over the next few months. An Occupational Hazard Dr. Keri Thomas, assistant professor in Large Animal Clinical Services at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK, explains that a bowed tendon is the result of an injury to the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) or less often, the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT), which run down…

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