Horses with diaphragmatic tears (also called rents) are given a relatively poor prognosis to make a full recovery, but the condition is not a death sentence, according to the results of a recent retrospective study. Alfredo E. Romero, DVM, of Syracuse Equine Veterinary Specialists in Manilus, N.Y., and colleagues found that the overall survival rate for horses presented with a diaphragmatic rent

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