Joy E Tomlinson

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We have studied the reported clinical assessment of the presence and extent of a rotator cuff tear in 42 patients presenting to a special shoulder clinic. This pre-operative diagnosis was compared with the findings at operation. The clinical tests had a sensitivity of 91% and a specificity of 75%. It is important to exploit clinical examination before(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of idiopathic headshaking in horses is complicated by an incomplete understanding of underlying pathophysiology and partially effective treatments. If an inflammatory etiology exists, corticosteroids could be beneficial. HYPOTHESIS An anti-inflammatory dose of dexamethasone reduces the signs of idiopathic headshaking in a field(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine racing performance after surgery for colic in Thoroughbreds. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS 85 racing Thoroughbreds that survived to discharge following colic surgery and 170 race-matched reference horses. PROCEDURES Earnings, starts, and earnings per start were compared between horses that underwent surgery and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the anabolic and lipolytic effects of a low dosage of clenbuterol administered orally in working and nonworking equids. ANIMALS 8 nonworking horses and 47 polo ponies in active training. PROCEDURES Each polo pony continued training and received either clenbuterol (0.8 μg/kg) or an equal volume of corn syrup (placebo) orally twice(More)
Temporary ectopic implantation has been described for a variety of injuries, with several different implantation sites used. Although varied results have been achieved, many feel this technique has a role to play under special circumstances. We describe the ectopic implantation of digits to the contralateral forearm, with subsequent reconstruction of the(More)
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