Nuchal crest avulsion fracture in 2 horses : a cause of headshaking

Show simple item record Voigt, A. Saulez, Montague Newton Donnellan, C.M.B. (Cynthia Mary Bridget) 2009-08-06T06:37:58Z 2009-08-06T06:37:58Z 2009-06
dc.description.abstract The medical records of 2 Thoroughbred horses that developed headshaking after blunt trauma to the occipital region are reviewed. The history, signalment, clinical signs, diagnostic methods, diagnosis and treatment were recorded in each case. Both horses displayed headshaking, while one horse repeatedly lifted its upper lip and pawed excessively at the ground. In both horses, diagnostic imaging of the occipital region revealed avulsion fragments of the nuchal crest and a nuchal desmitis in association with hyperfibrinogenaemia. The presence of an avulsion fragment of the nuchal crest with associated nuchal desmitis should be considered in horses presenting with headshaking and may respond favourably to conservative therapy. en
dc.identifier.citation Voigt, A, Saulez, MN & Donnellan, CM 2009, 'Nuchal crest avulsion fracture in 2 horses : a cause of headshaking', Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 111-113. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2809
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Veterinary Association en
dc.rights South African Veterinary Association en
dc.subject Equine en
dc.subject Headshaking en
dc.subject Nuchal crest desmitis en
dc.subject Trauma en
dc.subject.lcsh Horses -- Wounds and injuries en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary emergencies en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary traumatology en
dc.title Nuchal crest avulsion fracture in 2 horses : a cause of headshaking en
dc.type Article en

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