The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


Veterinary practitioners can be confronted with limb fractures in all types of horses. Immediate evaluation of the horse’s vital parameters, diagnosis, medication and stabilization of the fractured limb with splint bandages or fiberglass cast are of uppermost importance for a possible therapy. Adequate professional transportation of the horse with a fracture to a specialized referral center for diagnosis and therapy is crucial for a positive treatment strategy. This summary article describes in field emergency management of the equine patient with a fracture.

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