Putting the pieces back together by Dr Emiliano Espinar Garcia-Pego CertEP MRCVS, Espinar Equine, www.horsevetberkshire.co.uk The word fracture is not something any horse owner wants to hear. It often brings to mind euthanasia as the only sensible option. However, fractures don't necessarily represent an immediate life-threatening problem; new advances in surgical procedures mean that many types of fracture can be repaired and in a lot of cases the horse can make a full recovery. In this article, we will give an important insight into bone development, as well as explaining different types of fracture, why they happen and how we...

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