Radiographic and ultrasonographic imaging of a dystrophic mineralization on the oblique sesamoidean ligament in a jumping horse. Twenty months follow-up

  • Marilia Ferrari Marsiglia Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo – SP, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8290-4040
  • Ana Lucia Miluzzi Yamada Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo – SP, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3856-0196
  • Marcelo Pinheiro Médico Veterinário Autônomo, São Paulo – SP, Brasil
  • Geissiane Moraes Marcondes Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo – SP, Brasil
  • Nicole Fidalgo Paretsis Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo – SP, Brasil
  • Luis Cláudio Lopes Correia da Silva Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo – SP, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9939-3611
Keywords: Calcification, Purchase examination, Fetlock, Desmopathy, Horse lameness

Abstract

Mineralization of the anatomical structures involved in the limb movement of horses has been reported to induce lameness and interfere with athletic performance. A 4-year-old jumping horse in sport activity was reported at Veterinary Hospital of University of São Paulo, with mild lameness and a mineralized oblique distal sesamoidean ligament (ODSL) of the left forelimb, revealed by a purchase radiographic and ultrasound examination. Mineralization is more common in tendons than ligaments. This report calls for attention to these structures when performing image exams, even in mild lameness. Long-term favorable follow-up by ultrasonographic and radiographic examination showed that the severe ligament injury in this case did not decrease the athletic activity until the present day. 

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Published
2020-01-23
How to Cite
Marsiglia, M., Yamada, A. L., Pinheiro, M., Marcondes, G., Paretsis, N., & da Silva, L. C. (2020). Radiographic and ultrasonographic imaging of a dystrophic mineralization on the oblique sesamoidean ligament in a jumping horse. Twenty months follow-up. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 56(4), e159455. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2019.159455