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Two fillies with facial fractures went on to high-performance careers after undergoing successful surgeries to repair their sinuses. Veterinarians based the technique on one used to repair human skull fractures.
With treatment advancements, many horses with fractures either return to partial or complete athletic function or can be used as breeding stock. Learn about the types of fractures and how veterinarians handle them.
Dr. Dean Richardson presented the Milne State of the Art Lecture at the 2019 American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Convention to offer insight into treating bone breaks and fractures in horses.
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