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A 13-year-old Morgan gelding was examined for right forelimb lameness and tenosynovitis of the right common carpal sheath of the digital flexor tendons. The horse had moderate right forelimb lameness at the trot and marked effusion of the right common carpal sheath of the digital flexor tendons....

Leadbeater, J. C.; Gutierrez-Nibeyro, S. D.; Brown, J. A.
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2010, 88, 1/2, pp 20-24

Three of the four cases described were under 3 weeks of age, and in two the condition had been present from birth. Only the tendons adjacent to the carpus were affected; symptoms included pain, inflammation and distension of the sheath. The synovial fluid was examined in detail and the results...

Van Pelt, R. W.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1969, 155, pp 510-517