We weren’t involved in the early stages of Mr P’s rehab, only taking over his care a couple of weeks ago. We were informed that he had sustained the injury to his right forelimb SDFT during a race. There were initial concerns that he may have ruptured the tendon but the scan was performed soon after the injury and it can be difficult to determine exactly what is going on when there is a lot of swelling in the early days.
Ramon Perez from Southern Highlands Equine and Randwick Equine Centre has known Mr P for several years. This is the first time he has seen him since he sustained the injury. At this initial assessment he watched him trot up and performed an ultrasound of the tendon.
This was the moment of truth. Was the tendon healing the way we hoped? What was the prognosis? And just what had we got ourselves into....?
Watch through to see what Ramon found on the ultrasound.