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Jörg Auer

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Jörg Auer

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Nonsurgical fracture management

1. Nonsurgical management

Severe and comminuted fractures of scapula are not candidates for conservative management; they should be destroyed because of humane reasons.

nonsurgical fracture management

The shoulder region may be severely swollen, which provides some stability during the initial phase.

nonsurgical fracture management

The animal is placed in a box stall and tranquilized to some extent. It is very important to prevent any excessive movements of the injured limb. Stall rest should be maintained for 6 weeks, followed by hand walking for an additional month.

Placing the horse in a sling for a few weeks prevents it from lying down and potentially aggravating the displacement.

Read more about patient prognosis for this treatment.

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