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The check ligament is a short, strong ligament running from the back side of the upper end of the suspensory ligament at a point just below the knee downward and backward for a short distance to attach to the deep flexor tendon, which in turn passes down the back of the leg to attach on the undersurface of the coffin bone.
Oughton said: "Cape Of Good Hope sustained a check ligament injury when finishing third to Takeover Target in Australia back in February.
However, it was later discovered that Hawk Wing had strained the check ligament at the back of his near-fore knee.
While it awaits approval by FDA, LaserMedics is selling the MicroLight 830 to veterinarians for the treatment of race horses suffering from check ligament and tendonitis.