Ethyl Alcohol for Pastern Joint Fusion (AAEP 2010)

Any lameness can be tough for a veterinarian to treat and resolve, but pastern joint lameness caused by osteoarthritis can be especially problematic. In low-motion joints, sometimes the solution to lameness troubles is physiologic fusion (fixation of the joint so it can't move) called ankylosis, to relieve pain and discomfort. Ankylosis occurs naturally in some joints, but ongoing joint disease in

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