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


Jackson, Michelle Amanda; 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 (MtIII). The foals were admitted because of bilateral hindlimb lameness of several weeks' duration. Initial examination revealed that the physeal regions of the distal MtIII 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 (MtIII). The foals were admitted because of bilateral hindlimb lameness of several weeks' duration. Initial examination revealed that the physeal regions of the distal MtIII 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:24 Sep 2019 17:15
Publisher:Equine Veterinary Journal
ISSN:0957-7734
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-3292.2010.00191.x

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