Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2015
Volume: 14
Issue: 9
Page No. 260 - 262

Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Left Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Injury in Thoroughbred Horse

Authors : Young Jin Yang, Young Jae Cho and Gil Jae Cho

Abstract: A 5 year old male, Thoroughbred horse with the left Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon (SDFT) injury was presented to veterinary center, Korea Racing Authority. The horse had been previously treated with rest, pharmacological and non-pharmacological (rehabilitation protocols) therapies without improvement. In initial physical examination, left SDFT was diagnosed with edema or swelling including lameness grade 2 and pain by an ultrasound system and veterinarian. Horse treated with autologous platelet-rich plasma into core lesion 3 times. After a 6 month follow-up, the horse has shown normal condition the left SDFT injury without lameness and pain.

How to cite this article:

Young Jin Yang, Young Jae Cho and Gil Jae Cho, 2015. Effects of Platelet Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Left Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Injury in Thoroughbred Horse. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 14: 260-262.

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