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Tenotomy of the tibial insertion of the semitendinosus muscle of two horses with fibrotic myopathy
  1. R Gomez-Villamandos,
  2. J Santisteban,
  3. I Ruiz and
  4. I Avila
  1. Department of Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cordoba, Spain.


Two horses with fibrotic myopathy of the semitendinosus muscle are described. The report deals with the aetiology, clinical signs and diagnosis of the condition, and discusses the different surgical techniques described in the literature. Tenotomies were performed on both horses. Excellent results were obtained in the horse in which only the semitendinosus muscle was affected, but in the horse in which the semimembranosus and gracilis muscles were also involved the results were less satisfactory.

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