An equine clinician at a local farm was performing a behavioral evaluation on a juvenile horse to check for locomotor steriotypies
. The farm owner's dog Sydney, a 5 year old mixed breed female, spooked the animal by entering the stall and was kicked in her right hind leg. Immediately she became non-weight bearing and the leg appeared unstable. The equine veterinarian noted a large 3cm laceration on the cranial aspect of the tibial region and an op
en fracture of the tibia was suspected. The veterinarian recommended the owner bring the dog to the small animal specialty practice where you work for treatment. Once they arrived a thorough physical examination was performed and pain medications were administered for closer examination of the limb. Severe crepitation
was noted on manipulation and the bone was easily observed on examination of the fracture.