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Equine back disorders 2. Treatment options
  1. Judith Findley and
  2. Ellen Singer


This is the second article in a two-part series that aims to describe the principles of investigating and treating common back pathologies in riding horses. The first article (Findley and others 2015) discussed the various diagnostic techniques available to aid the clinician in diagnosing back pain of the thoracolumbar and sacroiliac regions. The strengths and limitations associated with each technique and the challenges involved with reaching a specific diagnosis were outlined. This second article focuses on the techniques, indications and evidence available for both conservative and surgical treatment options following a diagnosis of equine back pain.

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