Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 3

Structural Appearance of Degenerative Changes in Deep Digital Flexor Horse Tendon using Image Analysis Microscopy

Tmumen SK1*, Rasedee A2 and Bashir A3

1Department of Surgery and Theiogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti of Tripoli, Libya
2Department of Biochemistry Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM, Selangor, Malaysia
3Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Tmumen SK, Department of Surgery and Theiogenology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti of Tripoli, Libya.

Received: January 31, 2023; Published: March 04, 2023


Tendon injury is one of the most common causes of wastage in the performance horse; the majority of tendon injuries occur to the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) and suspensory Ligament of the forelimbs The selected structure of this sample is the deep digital tendon (DDFT) which measured to the mid-metacarpal region of the forelimb, out of a count population by thirty adult horses examined using Image analysis microscopy (IAM) sex distribution was not Included Into account but ages including. A change in its structural organization due to aging following tendon degeneration was unknown. The tendon structure under (IAM) showed a dense regular connective tissue arrangement that reflects the mechanical requirement of this tissue. It is defined by thick regular bundles of longitudinal collagen fibres arranged in a zig-zag conformation. All tendons examined from these horses had no history of deep digital flexure tendinitis and were all macroscopically normal. In conclusion, the study showed that the normal structure of equine DDFT can be clearly assessed using Novel technique of Image Laser analysis Microscopy.

Keywords: Horses; DDFT; Degeneration; IAM; Tendon


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Citation: Tmumen SK., et al. “Structural Appearance of Degenerative Changes in Deep Digital Flexor Horse Tendon using Image Analysis Microscopy". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.4 (2023): 03-06.


Copyright: © 2023 Tmumen SK., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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