Meet Neville who was treated by us when he badly tore his superficial digital flexor tendon in his left fore leg. The tear was present behind the knee rather than in the traditional site in the mid cannon area. This unusual site of injury tends to be seen in older horses and is often associated with considerable lameness and a poor prognosis.
He was on box rest for 7 weeks while receiving frequent shock therapy treatments which brought down the swelling in the carpal sheath. He was then turned away in a field for a further 2 months and then slowly brought back into work!
We're glad to see that Neville is now back in full work and has since retired from jumping as he's 23 but still going strong! He's taken to the easier life of small dressage and showing comps and hacking yet still loving a bit of pole work.