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Casts Help Manage Pastern, Foot Injuries

Phalangeal casts worked well and were tolerated by horses suffering from distal limb wounds
The use of phalangeal casts for treating pastern and foot injuries had an excellent wound-stabilization success rate in a case-by-case review of 49 horses conducted by University of Illinois equine veterinarian Allison Stewart.
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Due to the constant pounding in training and racing, Susan Stover says, many Thoroughbreds end up with microscopic bone damage as the injured horse swaps damaged tissue for new tissue. However, the University of California veterinary researcher at Davis, Calif., found that more than 90 percent of tissue sampled from racehorses that had died or were euthanized after leg fractures had pre-existing bone damage.

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