Fractures of the withers in horses

P. Piat, L. Blond, Mathieu Spriet, Larry D Galuppo, S. Laverty

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Abstract

The objective was to determine the prognostic features and long-term outcome of withers fractures in horses. Medical records and radiographs of 14 horses with withers fractures from 2 veterinary teaching hospitals were reviewed. Case details, presentation, clinical signs, radiographs, treatment and outcome were assessed. In all cases, withers fractures were found to occur following a fall on the back. Although horses were often presented with severe acute clinical signs, the long-term prognosis was good, in the absence of neurological signs, and following extended conservative management (an approximate 6 month rest period).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-588
Number of pages7
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • Dorsal spinous process
  • Fracture
  • Horse
  • Withers

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  • Equine

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Fractures of the withers in horses. / Piat, P.; Blond, L.; Spriet, Mathieu; Galuppo, Larry D; Laverty, S.

In: Equine Veterinary Education, Vol. 24, No. 11, 11.2012, p. 582-588.

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Piat, P. ; Blond, L. ; Spriet, Mathieu ; Galuppo, Larry D ; Laverty, S. / Fractures of the withers in horses. In: Equine Veterinary Education. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 11. pp. 582-588.
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