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Companion animal practice
Muscle and tendon disorders in small animals 1. General management and conditions affecting the forelimb
  1. Andy Moores


Muscle and tendon injuries and diseases are common causes of lameness in dogs and occasional causes of lameness in cats. This article reviews the general management of these disorders and provides an overview of specific conditions affecting the forelimb (thoracic limb). A second article, to be published in the February issue of In Practice, will consider conditions affecting the hindlimb (pelvic limb) and digital flexor tendon injuries.

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