Ultrasound Could Save Racehorses from Bucked Shins

Top: Cross-sectional view of the bone mineral density distribution in the metacarpal bone measured by computed tomography. Bottom: Simulated wave propagation in bone. CREDIT: Miyashita et al.

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2022 – When racehorses enter training at about 2 years old, they can develop tiny stress fractures and new bone formations in their legs. This condition, called bucked shin, occurs in about 70% of the animals, leading to pain and delays…click to read more

From the Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Article: Study on ultrasonic wave propagation in equine leg bone for screening bucked shin
DOI: 10.1121/10.0012689

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