Humeral Stress Fractures and Return to Racing (AAEP 2011)
“Stress fractures are a major cause of lameness and result in significant economic loss within the Thoroughbred racing industry,” Fawns explained. “The objectives of this study were to characterize stress fractures in the humerus and to describe post-injury racing performance.”
Fawns and colleagues completed the retrospective study at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Ky., using medical records from 88 Thoroughbred racehorses referred to the clinic from 1990 to 2010. Each of these horses had been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the humerus via radiography or nuclear scintigraphy.
“The influence of fracture location on racing performance was made by evaluating total earnings, total starts, average earnings, highest class raced, and length of time from injury to next race,” Fawns
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