Bone fracture in a horse foot – long pastern bone fracture

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Fraktur Fesselbein Pferd
Fracture of the long pastern bone in a horse foot

The sheet plastinate shows how the fracture goes through almost the entire long pastern bone. These fracture can usually not be treated in horses. During treatment horses develop severe problems also in the other foots: see plastination of laminitis in the equine hoof.