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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 1990 Apr;6(1):129-45.

Clinical experience with quantitative analysis of superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses.

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  • 1Randall Veterinary Hospital, Inc., Warrensville Heights, Ohio.


A method to quantitate as well as to document SDFT pathology has been described. This report indicates that computer-assisted evaluation of SDFT damage can improve the accuracy of prognosis in clinical practice. It would appear that a 3.8 severity rating is a limit past which prognosis for successful racing starts to worsen rapidly.

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