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Disorders of the Metacarpus in Horses


Matthew T. Brokken

, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University

Last full review/revision Sep 2015 | Content last modified Jun 2016

Disorders of the metacarpus include suspensory desmitis, inferior check desmitis, bucked shins, and exostoses and fractures of the metacarpal bones.

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