Long-term outcome after surgical treatment of a congenital flexor tendon deformity in a pony

Çalışkan Ü. G., Ayalp G. Ç., SALCI H., Çelimli N.

Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, vol.12, no.2, pp.83-87, 2020 (Scopus) identifier


© 2021 The author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.Equine congenital or acquired flexor tendon deformity can occur immediately after birth or at any stage in the first 24 months of life. The long term prognosis after treating a severe flexor tendon deformity in horses may be poor. Although unfavorable prognosis of flexion deformities is a concept, but results of this presented case reveals that performing an appropriate treatment without any complications, will result in a functional improvement even in older patients, such as in this very case. The aim of this report is to present the long-term outcomes after the surgical treatment and postoperative supports of a congenital flexor tendon deformity in a pony.