Fractures of the central and third tarsal bones in horses.

  title={Fractures of the central and third tarsal bones in horses.},
  author={R M Tulamo and Lawrence R. Bramlage and A A Gabel},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={182 11},
The case histories and follow-up data for 11 horses with slab fractures of the central or 3rd tarsal bones were examined for information pertaining to the diagnosis, which was difficult to identify, treatment, which was proven ineffective, and the prognosis, which was shown to be poor for return to racing. The purpose of the study was to define the results that could be obtained by nonoperative methods, in an attempt to determine whether surgical treatment was advisable. Nine of the horses were… CONTINUE READING

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