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Abstract

The third phalanx fractures are common in horses and should be considered as a differential diagnosis of pain, in distal limbs and are usually associated with trauma. The horse shows pain of acute onset, and moderate to severe lameness. The hoof and the region of the distal phalanx show heat and...

Author(s)
Deconto, I.; Fracaro, S. N.; Oliveira, E. M. G. das N.; Wouk, A. F. P. de F.; Craveiro Filho, C. R.; Dornbusch, P. T.
Publisher
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Paraná, Brazil
Citation
Revista Acadêmica Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais, 2010, 8, 3, pp 353-357
Abstract

A case of cominutive fracture of middle phalanx is reported in an adult horse. It was used external fixation by transfixation pinning and fiberglass cast associated to U apparatus. It was obtained efficient immobilization and fracture consolidation, but laminitis occurred like a complication.

Author(s)
Dória, R. G. S.; Freitas, S. H. de; Mendonça, F. de S.; Pires, M. A. M.; Santos, M. D. dos; Camargo, L. M. de
Publisher
Sociedade de Medicina Veterinaria do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 2010, 32, 1, pp 21-25