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On a new path toward better back health

Awaiting word on possible Kissing Spine cure

Five weeks after undergoing pioneering surgery for Kissing Spine, the dappled gray ex-racehorse upon whom so many hopes for a cure now rest appears to be moving through her paces without pain. Radiographs due to be taken next week will confirm whether the procedure worked. Heartly Smart is due to have a series of X-rays along the areas of her spine, once pinched uncomfortably by both overlapping and touching points. On Feb. 18, Dr. Christy Cable, DVM, DACVS, performed the minor surgery on Heartly Smart, after studying the technique first performed in England on 35 horses diagnosed with Kissing Spine. […]