Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations for Nonphyseal Long Bone Fractures in the Foal. Academic Article uri icon


  • Many long bone fractures that are not considered repairable in the adult horse are repairable in the foal. This is largely because of reduced patient size and more rapid healing in the foal. When there is no articular communication, the long-term prognosis for athletic function can be very good. Emergency care and transport of the foal with a long bone fracture is different than the adult.

published proceedings

  • Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract

author list (cited authors)

  • Glass, K., & Watts, A. E.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Glass, Kati||Watts, Ashlee E

publication date

  • January 2017