AAEP Convention: Fractures of the Distal Phalanx

Fractures of the distal phalanx (also known as P3 or the coffin bone) are common, especially in racehorses, noted Tara S. Rabuffo, DVM, of the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. She and her colleagues reviewed case records and all related diagnostic materials on 73 racehorses (26 Thoroughbred and 47 Standardbred during an 11-year period) admitted to the George D. Widener Hospital

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