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Severe bilateral physitis with instability and Salter-Harris type 1 fractures in two foals


Jackson, Michelle Amanada; Kummer, M; Auer, Jörg A; Ossent, Pete; Paar, M; Fürst, Anton (2011). Severe bilateral physitis with instability and Salter-Harris type 1 fractures in two foals. Equine Veterinary Education, 23(11):543-547.

Abstract

This case report describes the clinical, radiographic,
computed tomographic and post mortem findings in 2
foals with severe bilateral physitis of the distal third
metatarsal bones (Mt3). The foals were admitted because
of bilateral hindlimb lameness of several weeks duration.
Initial examination revealed that the physeal regions of the
distal Mt3 were enlarged, warmer than normal and painful
on palpation. Case 1 was treated conservatively and
discharged but was readmitted 8 weeks later because of
clinical deterioration. In both foals, radiographs showed
plantar dislocation of both epiphyses through the physis
and a Salter-Harris type 1 fracture. The foals were
subjected to euthanasia and a post mortem examination.

Abstract

This case report describes the clinical, radiographic,
computed tomographic and post mortem findings in 2
foals with severe bilateral physitis of the distal third
metatarsal bones (Mt3). The foals were admitted because
of bilateral hindlimb lameness of several weeks duration.
Initial examination revealed that the physeal regions of the
distal Mt3 were enlarged, warmer than normal and painful
on palpation. Case 1 was treated conservatively and
discharged but was readmitted 8 weeks later because of
clinical deterioration. In both foals, radiographs showed
plantar dislocation of both epiphyses through the physis
and a Salter-Harris type 1 fracture. The foals were
subjected to euthanasia and a post mortem examination.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:18 Feb 2011 14:37
Last Modified:02 May 2016 18:59
Publisher:Equine Veterinary Journal
ISSN:0957-7734
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-3292.2010.00191.x

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