Comprehensive Diagnostics of Musculoskeletal System Disorders in Sports Horses
Tatyana Sergeevna Ruzanova1, Sergey Nikolaevich Mager2, Nikolai Alekseevich Shkil3, Elena Yurievna Smertina4, Anton Konstantinovich Sorokin5

Manuscript received on September 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 6353-6363 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A2104109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A2104.109119
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Abstract: The work was aimed at studying the efficiency of the comprehensive examination of the limbs in sports horses for the presence of pathologies of the musculoskeletal apparatus. The article presents the results of comprehensive diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system disorders in sports horses. In particular, the diagnostics involved a hematological study of the blood of horses, radiography, and ultrasonography of the limbs. The comprehensive diagnostic tests were performed according to the existing standard methods. The authors have found that the use of only one method of functional diagnostics may result in a false logic of the development of the pathogenesis of the musculoskeletal disorder in horses, and consequently in iatrogenesis, and further in the culling of high-value horses from sports. In the authors’ opinion, verified diagnostics of the diseases of the musculoskeletal system in horses require the use of comprehensive diagnostic studies, which should include the data from the anamnesis, clinical examination, laboratory blood tests, and the results of ultrasonography and radiography.
Keywords: Sports horses, Equestrian sports, Ultrasonography of tendons, Radiography of limbs, hematologic tests of the blood.