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When a horse fractures the point of his shoulder—the supraglenoid tubercle, located in the lower scapula—it’s usually career-ending. In fact, in many cases, it’s career-preventing; this type of fracture is most common in young horses that haven’t yet started training and often occurs as a result of direct trauma to the shoulder or avulsion fractures caused by tension of the biceps tendon. And even when surgeons repair the fracture successfully, complications such as fixation failure, ar
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Passionate about horses and science from the time she was riding her first Shetland Pony in Texas, Christa Lesté-Lasserre writes about scientific research that contributes to a better understanding of all equids. After undergrad studies in science, journalism, and literature, she received a master's degree in creative writing. Now based in France, she aims to present the most fascinating aspect of equine science: the story it creates. Follow Lesté-Lasserre on Twitter @christalestelas.
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