Progress in the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries in horses has been highlighted by the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ). Guest editor and president of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Roger Smith has shared 13 articles on the subject.

The papers have been selected from the past five years to show progress in three key areas: pathophysiology – understanding why injuries occur and how they heal; progress in regenerative medicine; and uncommon tendon and ligament injuries.

The virtual collection can be viewed here for free for 12 weeks.

“The field of tendon research is generating a healthy amount of quality research to counter the commonly held belief that there is nothing better than a double helping of God and time,” said Roger Smith. “Bit by bit we are moving closer to the holy grail of ideally preventing, or successfully treating, these injuries.

Professor Celia Marr, Editor of the EVJ, said the collection provides an “essential educational insight” into the “significant” progress that has been made in tendon and ligament disease research over the past five years.

“By giving veterinary practitioners the opportunity to understand the science and the variables behind why a specific treatment may work is a fundamental step towards the ultimate goal of reliable treatment success,” she added.

The virtual issue including the papers can be found here and will be free to view until 27 February, 2024.

The EVJ is owned by BEVA and was first published in 1968. The international equine veterinary science journal strives to publish clinically orientated research and is released bi-monthly.

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