Following is a list of some common racehorse injuries, their treatments and prognoses. Bear in mind that these are generalizations and the severity of injury will vary according to each horse. A licensed equine veterinarian should evaluate any serious injury or illness.

 

Bowed Tendon (a.k.a. Tendonitis)                                             Strained Suspensory Ligament

                                        Strained-Suspensory

 

Splints                                                                                      Osselets

Splints                                                     osselets

 

Sesamoid Fractures                                                                Condylar Fractures

Sesamoid Fracture                                               CondylarFracture1

 

Knee Fractures                                                                       Bone Chips (Knee or Fetlock)

Fractured knees                                                      knee chip

 

Bucked Shins                                                                         Pinfiring

buckedshins                                                 pinfiring