Managing Fractured Ribs in Foals

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Surgically repairing or stabilizing fractured ribs in a newborn foal can reduce the risk of further complications such as puncturing a vital organ, said Robert Hunt, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and Fairfield Bain DVM, MBA, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECC. The practitioners explained two methods of repair on Oct. 20 at the Hagyard Bluegrass Equine Symposium 2005 held in Lexington, Ky.

Hunt said

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