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Anton Fürst, Wayne McIlwraith, Dean Richardson

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Jörg Auer

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Dorsal plate removal

1. Dorsal plate

The dorsal plate was subsequently removed and the the surgery site flushed and carefully curetted.
The animal was kept in a stall with the limb bandaged and gradually the exercise load could be increased.
Some minor draining persisted.

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At 8 months bone had sufficiently healed to allow removal of the second plate.
The persistent minimal draining ceased within a week after removal of the second plate.
After removal of the skin sutures ten days postoperatively, the animal was turned out in a pasture.

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