Thoracic bite wounds and associated internal injury in 11 dogs and 1 cat.

B. C. McKiernan, W. M. Adams, D. C. Huse

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Abstract

In 11 dogs and 1 cat with thoracic bite wounds and associated internal injury, the most common radiographic findings were subcutaneous emphysema, pulmonary infiltrates (contusion), pneumothorax, and rib separation. Treatment consisted of simple wound cleansing/repair, extensive thoracic surgery, or pleural drainage. Three of the 12 animals died or were euthanatized as a result of their bite wounds, 1 from a nonthoracic injury and 2 as a result of pleural and/or parenchymal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-964
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume184
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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