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Stabilisation of a mandibular fracture in a cow by means of a pinless external fixator
  1. C. J. Lischer, DrMedVet1,
  2. E. Fluri, MedVet1 and
  3. J. A. Auer, DrMedVet, DipACVS, DipECVS1
  1. 1 Veterinary Surgery Clinic, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland


A four months pregnant, four-year-old Brown Swiss cow with mandibular fractures of the right horizontal ramus and the symphysis was treated surgically with a new pinless external fixator. Healing was complicated by the sequestration of bone at the fracture site. After the sequestrum had been removed a radiographic examination revealed that the fracture had healed completely.

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