An adult one year old female Black Buck, weighing about 20kg, maintained in Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandallur, Chennai was referred to Madras Veterinary College with a complaint of non-weight bearing lameness on the left hind limb. Physical examination and radiogram revealed comminuted fracture of left tibia with cranially displaced bone fragments. Plate-rod technique of biologic osteosynthesis was performed with adjunct therapy of engraftment of autologous platelet rich plasma seeded hydroxyapatite which provided better clinical outcome without post-operative complication and early ambulation. Plate-rod technique of biologic osteosynthesis in combination with engraftment of autologous platelet rich plasma seeded hydroxyapatite for the management of tibial fracture improved the clinical outcome in a Black buck.
Key words: Antelope, Black buck, Hydroxyapatite, Ketamine, Platelet rich plasma, Plate-Rod, Tibia, Xylazine,