Tiludronate, Shock Wave to Treat Bucked Shins
Rarely has a racehorse practitioner not encountered a case of bucked shins (also called dorsal metacarpal disease, or DMD). This commonly identified racehorse injury has both mechanical and biologic roots, so one veterinarian recently set out to test a new treatment protocol in hopes of getting quicker and better results than current treatment options offer.

At the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Anaheim, Calif., Ryan S. Carpenter, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a practitioner at Equine Medical Center in Cypress, Calif., described the results of a small trial he completed recently.

Bucked shins, Carpenter explained, are caused by “inadequate bon

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