February 28, 2015 - Lameness

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Exploring Fractures and the Thoroughbred at AAEP

by Alexandra Beckstett


Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals With spindly limbs and delicate bodies, young foals are at risk for an array of injuries. One injury that researchers are determining is more common than previously thought are distal phalanx (coffin bone) fractures.

Dr. Babak Faramarzi, assistant professor at Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, Calif., studied this fracture’s prevalence in young foals and how to best diagnose it.

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