“How did my off-track Thoroughbred, who retired sound after a 51-race career, sustain a fracture while playing in the pasture on a random Friday afternoon?”
That was the question I asked as the veterinarian and I stood in the dark barn aisle, staring at the bone chip on the screen of the digital X-ray unit a few days after the swelling had gone down. Whatever had happened out in that pasture, it had left a nasty injury for us to manage.
My horse, It Happened Again, would need stall rest and, eventually, controlled exercise. And so began the arduous business of
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