Fixation of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in greyhounds.

C. R. Bellenger, K. A. Johnson, P. E. Davis, Jan Ilkiw

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Abstract

Over a 6-year period a total of 23 greyhounds and 10 dogs of other breeds were presented with metacarpal and metatarsal fractures. While in other breeds trauma was the usual cause, in greyhounds the injuries were stress or fatigue fractures. In the greyhounds the fractures occurred mainly in young dogs and were often comminuted. Fifteen cases involved the fifth metacarpal bone of the left foreleg. The fractures were managed by either external immobilisation (8 cases) or internal fixation, mainly with lag screws (14 cases). Of 16 dogs which recovered sufficiently to be trialled, 6 were retired due to poor performance, 2 suffered further fractures and 4 raced in less than 10 races each. Four dogs entered in more than 10 races each won 23 of a total of 109 starts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume57
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Bellenger, C. R., Johnson, K. A., Davis, P. E., & Ilkiw, J. (1981). Fixation of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in greyhounds. Australian Veterinary Journal, 57(5), 205-211.

Fixation of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in greyhounds. / Bellenger, C. R.; Johnson, K. A.; Davis, P. E.; Ilkiw, Jan.

In: Australian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 57, No. 5, 05.1981, p. 205-211.

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Bellenger, CR, Johnson, KA, Davis, PE & Ilkiw, J 1981, 'Fixation of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in greyhounds.', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 205-211.
Bellenger, C. R. ; Johnson, K. A. ; Davis, P. E. ; Ilkiw, Jan. / Fixation of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in greyhounds. In: Australian Veterinary Journal. 1981 ; Vol. 57, No. 5. pp. 205-211.
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