Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 10 (october 2020) : 1272-1278

Diagnostic Approaches to Tendon, Ligament and Joint Affections in Equine with Special Reference to Tendon Elastography

Sheikh Mohd Yaseen Jani, S.K. Mahajan, J. Mohindroo
1Department of Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141 004, Punjab, India.
Cite article:- Jani Yaseen Mohd Sheikh, Mahajan S.K., Mohindroo J. (2020). Diagnostic Approaches to Tendon, Ligament and Joint Affections in Equine with Special Reference to Tendon Elastography. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(10): 1272-1278. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3566.
The present study was conducted in 20 clinical cases of equines with musculoskeletal disorders. The fore and hind limbs were collected from the cadavers euthanized for causes unrelated to lameness and anatomical dissection of these limbs was done to ascertain the location of various tendons. Detailed signalment, history, gait abnormalities, physical examination, flexion test and hematobiochemical parameters were recorded for each animal. A 7-12 MHz transducer was used for evaluation of the tendons, ligaments and joints in equine. Ultrasonography, elastography and radiography (if required) were conducted on all the animals. It was concluded that ultrasonography is important for the diagnosis of tendon and tendon sheath affection, hematoma, abscess and joint affections in equine. Elastography was used to assess the mechanical properties of tendons qualitatively and quantitatively. It allowed the detection of tissue strain and provided valuable mechanical information about equine tendon injuries.
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