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Conservative treatment of an incomplete longbone fracture of a hindlimb of four horses
  1. LJ Harrison,
  2. SA May,
  3. JD Richardson,
  4. G Mills and
  5. P Dixon
  1. Division of Equine Studies, University of Liverpool, Neston, South Wirral.


Four horses with an incomplete fracture of a hindlimb longbone were examined. In two, the tibia had been fractured by external trauma. In the other two horses proximal metatarsal 3 had fractured during normal activity. The diagnoses were made radiographically and the horses were treated conservatively by box rest. The fractures healed satisfactorily and the horses became sound.

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