Repair of sacral fracture in two dairy cattle
McDuffee, Laurie A.Ducharme, N. G.Ward, J. L.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Sacral fractures in 2 dairy cattle were repaired surgically for cosmetic reasons. A heifer had a Salter-Harris type-I fracture of the fifth sacral vertebra, which was repaired with a 4.5-mm narrow dynamic compression plate. A cow had complete fracture of the fourth sacral body, which was repaired with 2 extra-large plastic spinous process plates. Both fixations were successful in restoring the dorsal contour of the sacrococcygeal region.