Nonsurgical management and surgical treatment for correction of bilateral carpal valgus in 22 foals were retrospectively compared. Eleven foals were nonsurgically treated by box stall rest, corrective hoof trimming, and nutritional alteration. Cast and splint were additionally applied in 3 and 2 foals respectively. Ten of these foals were successfully corrected. Nine foals were surgically corrected by stapling technique while other 2 cases were treated by tension band wiring application. The success of surgical method was evident in 6 cases. By analysis of variance, no significant difference between the success of the nonsurgical management and that of the surgical method. No risk of surgical complication and less expense suggest the nonsurgical management be better than surgical treatment for correction of bilateral carpal valgus in foals.
"Retrospective Comparison of Nonsurgical Management to Surgical Treatment for Correction of Bilateral Carpal Valgus in Foals,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 13:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol13/iss3/1