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The management of bovine fractures: a review of 59 cases
  1. HR Denny,
  2. B Sridhar,
  3. BM Weaver and
  4. A Waterman
  1. Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Bristol, Langford.


Current trends in bovine fracture repair are reviewed with reference to 59 cases. Thirty-one cases were managed surgically, 14 by external fixation, and six by stall confinement. Eight animals were slaughtered without treatment being attempted. A successful outcome was achieved in 90 per cent of the surgically treated cases, compared with 57 per cent for those treated by external fixation methods.

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