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Comparative Evaluation of Four Fracture Management Techniques in Fowl (Gallus gallus)

Mir Tufail, Abhishek M S, Shiv Prasad, Balwinder Singh and Arup Kumar Das

Department of Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, 263145, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2021 : 98 (10) - pages 28 to 32
(Received: , Accepted: )


Comparative evaluation of four fracture immobilization methods like - external coaptation bandaging, intramedullary titanium pinning, external skeletal fixation (type-I) and hybrid tie-in fixation were conducted in 24 adult Uttarafowl birds in four groups, I, II, III & IV consisting of six birds each for treatment of induced midshaft transverse fracture of humerus. Clinical, radiological, biochemical and histopathological evaluation of fracture healing by different treatment modalities concluded that Hybrid tie-in fixator was found better technique for simple long bone fracture and external skeletal fixation for comminuted compound fracture in the birds of wild, captive and pet range. However, external coaptation and intramedullary pinning were inadequate for immobilization of long bone fractures due to rotational instability.

Key Words: Comparative evaluation, Fracture management, Fowl

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