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Biceps Brachii Tendinitis, Bicipital Bursitis

This is an injury most commonly seen in racehorses. The biceps tendon is near the point of the shoulder of the front limb. Injury can result from a strain or can occur from direct trauma to the area. In many cases there may not be obvious swelling but usually there is soreness to pressure in the area.

Diagnosis may be difficult and is usually reached with a combination of diagnostic anesthesia of the bursa and ultrasound of the biceps tendon and bursa.

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Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP

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