The patient in this study was a 20-year-old thoroughbred gelding. After clinical and radiographical assessments, a bilateral rostral mandibular body fracture was determined. Fracture stabilization was achieved via a bilateral interfragmentary cerclage wire application. The horse started to use its jaw within 24 h of surgery. Postoperative radiographs were taken until month 6, at different periods, and fracture healing was evaluated. Fixation materials were left in place. Fracture healing occurred with a rostral part malocclusion. The purpose of this study was to give clinical information about mandibular fractures and treatment of these fractures in a horse.
ÇETİNKAYA, MEHMET ALPER and DEMİRUTKU, ALPER
"Interfragmental fixation of rostral mandibular fracture with cerclage wire in a thoroughbred English horse,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 36:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol36/iss1/11