Fractures are a common injury in horses of all ages. They usually present as emergencies, but may also be seen as a chronic lameness. New Jersey Equine Clinic surgeons and staff are experienced and fully equipped to deal with either situation. Successful treatment of serious fractures involves a thorough assessment of the patient and a careful consideration of appropriate treatment options. Many fractures of the cannon bone, pastern, mandible, elbow, and carpus can be treated with internal fixation, using bone screws and plates in some cases. Other fractures may simply require removal of bone fragments or conservative management.