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Racetrack Injuries: Which Ones Pose Problems In An OTTB’s Second Career?

As with anything else involving horses, there are no hard-and-fast rules. For just about any type of injury, veterinarians and training experts agreed: it depends on your horse's particular version of the injury, and its location. Bone chips are a good example. Dr. Larkspur Carroll of CORE Therapies said she doesn't worry much about a chip in the upper knee joint, but one in the lower knee would be a bigger cause for concern long-term. Trainer Vicki Oliver said even for active racehorses, she doesn't mind chips in ankles, and pointed out Skip Away ran his entire multi-million dollar career with a chip in an ankle....


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