Surgical treatment of a mandibular symphyseal fracture in a calf using a continuous wire-loop technique: a case report

https://doi.org/10.17221/119/2017-VETMEDCitation:Yaygingul R, Kilic N, Kibar B (2018): Surgical treatment of a mandibular symphyseal fracture in a calf using a continuous wire-loop technique: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 63: 248-250.
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In this case report, we describe the clinical and radiological features of a calf mandibular symphyseal fracture and evaluate the treatment results. A 1.5-month-old male Holstein weighing 65 kg was presented to the Surgery Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Adnan Menderes University with a history of salivation and anorexia for three days. After clinical and radiographic assessments, a mandibular symphyseal fracture was determined. Stabilisation of the fracture region was achieved using cerclage wire with a continuous wire-loop technique under general anaesthesia. The cerclage wire was removed five weeks post-surgery. The calf was clinically healthy.

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