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Fetlock Dislocation in Cattle

By

Paul R. Greenough

, FRCVS, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Medically Reviewed Sep 2015 | Modified Oct 2022

Fetlock dislocation is seen in young cattle when they cross cattle guards (grillwork laid over a pit as a gate substitute). Tranquilization or light anesthesia facilitates replacement of dislocated structures. A padded, fiberglass cast maintained in place for 3 wk usually promotes a satisfactory recovery.

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