Conservative management of comminuted central tarsal bone fracture and joint instability in a horse

Authors: 
C. Kearney, H. McAllister and F. Jenner
Volume: 
22
Number: 
3
Pages: 
107 - 111
Journal: 
Equine Veterinary Education
Date: 
March 2010

A comminuted fracture of the central tarsal bone, fragmentation of the fourth tarsal bone and associated joint instability was diagnosed in a 14-year-old Sport Horse mare who presented for investigation of acute nonweightbearing hindlimb lameness. The mare responded well to conservative management and, unlike previously reported cases of similar injuries, returned to a similar level of athletic activity.

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