Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis

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South Beach Baby, a.k.a. Hope, was a 16-month-old Thoroughbred filly who gave the gift of knowledge to many in the horse industry. Her painful battle with degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD) came early in life and progressed rapidly.

The suspensory ligaments extend from the back of the carpus (knee) or hock to the sesamoid bones and down to the pastern. In DSLD, the ligament

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