In the Magazine: Kissing Spines – Surgical Options for a Long-Term Fix

Excerpt from the January issue of Heels Down Magazine:

By Caroline Culbertson

In the December issue of Heels Down Magazine, we covered the multi-faceted process of diagnosing kissing spines properly in horses with back pain. This month, we’re discussing the surgical options for long-term treatment.

Your veterinarian has arrived at the diagnosis of kissing spines. What’s next?

In horses with true kissing spines, where the bony spinous processes in his back are impinging or overriding on each other, surgery may be the best long-term approach. We explore two surgical options: Ligament Transection and Bone Transection.

Read the full article and much more in the January issue. Download the Heels Down Magazine app in the iTunes AppStore: or Google Play for Android phones and tablets: Don’t forget, the first issue for new subscribers is FREE for 30 days, and we now offer annual subscriptions with two issues free! 

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