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'Flying scapulas' and the perils of exercise

, : 'Flying scapulas' and the perils of exercise. Veterinary Record 135(20): 488-488

The author reports seeing several instances of disruption of the suspensory apparatus of the limbs associated with prolonged and violent exercise in cattle immediately after turnout. A severe case in a 5-month-old Limousin heifer which kept running around the field after turnout is described.The next day the heifer was recumbent, shivering with an elevated pulse rate. Gross over-extension of the flexor tendons of all 4 limbs was apparent when the heifer stood up.

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