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Mammals (other)
Repair of a transverse radial and ulnar fracture in a fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
  1. Marie Kubiak1 and
  2. Mark Barton2
  1. 1Manor Vets, 373 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B17 8DL, UK
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Manor Vets, 115 Kent Road, Halesowen, Birmingham, West Midlands B62 8PB, UK
  1. Correspondence to Marie Kubiak, mariek{at}manorvets.com

Abstract

A fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) was presented with 10/10 lameness of the right forelimb. Radiographs showed transverse fractures of the radius and ulna. Surgical repair was carried out using an intramedullary pin in the ulna and an external fixator in the radius. Implants were removed after radiographs demonstrated sufficient healing at five weeks postsurgery and the patient remains clinically well with complete limb function one year later.

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  • Received May 8, 2014.
  • Revision received June 3, 2014.
  • Accepted June 10, 2014.
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