The influence of exercise during growth on ultrasonographic parameters of the superficial digital flexor tendon of young Thoroughbred horses

Moffat, P A and Firth, E C and Rogers, C W and Smith, R K W and Barneveld, A and Goodship, A E and Kawcak, C E and Mcilwraith, C W and van Weeren, P R (2008) The influence of exercise during growth on ultrasonographic parameters of the superficial digital flexor tendon of young Thoroughbred horses. EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL, 40 (2). pp. 136-140.

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Abstract

Reasons for performing study: Conditioning by early training may influence the composition of certain musculoskeletal tissues, but very few data exist on its effect during growth on tendon structure and function.