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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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MARTINS, E.A.N.  and  CAMARGO, L.M.. External fixation of the metacarpal fracture with transcortical pins and fiberglass cast in Simmental calf. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2003, vol.55, n.2, pp.230-233. ISSN 0102-0935.

A six-month-old 245 kg male Simmental calf was referred to the Veterinary Hospital in Cuiabá, MT, with closed comminuted diaphyseal fracture in metacarpus. It was given preference to external fixation as means of fracture immobilization, and transcortical pins and fiberglass cast were used. This technique showed effective immobilization of the fracture, less expensive and feasible to be done in the field.

Keywords : bovine; metacarpus; fracture; external fixation.

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