Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Fixação externa de fratura metacarpiana com pinos transcorticais e gesso sintético em bezerro Simental

Martins, E.A.N.Camargo, L.M.

A six-month-old 245 kg male Simmental calf was referred to the Veterinary Hospital in Cuiabá, MT, with closed comminuted diaphyseal fracture in metacarpus. It was given preference to external fixation as means of fracture immobilization, and transcortical pins and fiberglass cast were used. This technique showed effective immobilization of the fracture, less expensive and feasible to be done in the field.

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