Severe Laminitis in Horses: Modified Surgical Treatment (AAEP 2009)

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When a horse has a severe case of laminitis with marked instability of the coffin bone, cutting the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) is a treatment that veterinarians often recommend. This surgical procedure is commonly done halfway down the back of the cannon with the horse standing and sedated, but researchers recently described a modified technique that is performed behind the pastern.

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