Type 3 olecranon fractures are transverse, non-articular, non-physeal fractures of the midbody of the olecranon. These fractures are rare and may occur in more mature horse than foals.
The majority of patients present with a characteristically dropped elbow and stand with the carpus flexed and severely lame if the fracture is displaced. There will be varying degrees of soft-tissue swelling in the region of the elbow. Most of these fractures are closed, but occasionally they will present with a wound secondary to the trauma which caused the fracture.