Femoral head ostectomy in horses and cattle.

  title={Femoral head ostectomy in horses and cattle.},
  author={K R Squire and John F. Fessler and James P Toombs and David C Van Sickle and William E. Blevins},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  volume={20 6},
Femoral head ostectomy was performed in six horses, three ponies, and four cattle for treatment of fractures of the femoral capital physis, coxofemoral luxation, fractured acetabulum, or severe degenerative joint disease. The procedures were performed via a cranial approach that did not involve osteotomy of the greater trochanter. A dorsal approach for femoral head ostectomy via osteotomy of the greater trochanter was evaluated in three healthy adult ponies. Three animals (2 ponies, 1 calf… CONTINUE READING