Thoroughpin

Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Thoroughpin

Thoroughpin is a term used to describe distension of the tarsal sheath, or synovitis of deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) sheath proximal to hock. It occurs usually unilaterally, as soft, fluid-filled swellings located just above the point of the hock, which are visible along the inside and outside areas.

Symptoms

Soft, fluid-filled swelling
Pain
Lameness
30%

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam
  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasound

Treatment


TreatmentDetails
Stall rest
Pressure wraps combined with cold-water hosing or icing affected leg(s).

Prevention

  • Minimize risk of injury

Prognosis

excellent

Scientific Research References

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Risk Factors

  • Horse has poor conformation
  • Recent injury