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Fractures of the accessory carpal bone in the horse
  1. AR Barr,
  2. MJ Sinnott and
  3. HR Denny
  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Bristol, Langford.


The clinical signs and radiographic appearance of 19 cases of fracture of the accessory carpal bone of horses are described. In 17 cases the fractures were in the frontal plane and occurred palmar to the groove on the lateral aspect of the bone. In six cases radiographs taken six months to three years after the fracture occurred showed no evidence of bony union; nevertheless, these and five other horses for which follow-up information was available for up to seven years all became sound, and seven of them returned to competitive activity.

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