The type of treatment is according to the type of fracture and if it is displaced it can be fixed with screws plates and screws or in less severe cases with cast and rest can be enough to have a pasture sound horse. Treatment is designed around immobilizing the bone and decreasing pain and inflammation for most small clean fractures the horse can have a bar shoe applied to keep the hoof wall from moving this stabilizes the structures inside the hoof and allows the bone to heal if there are multiple fractures the prognosis is not as good and healing . Treating fractures in horses used to be quite difficult and for that reason most afflicted horses were euthanized fortunately as time has progressed so has technology making it easier to treat these types of cases there are a variety of situations where a horse might fracture a bone but it . The most common pelvic fracture is fracture of the tuber coxae or shaft of the ilium knocked down hip this injury usually occurs when a horse rushes through a doorway catching one or the the tuber coxae on the door frame
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