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Trauma in dogs and cats: an overview.

Abstract

Trauma is an important health hazard for dogs and cats. About 13 per cent of all patients seen in two large veterinary hospitals were for evaluation of injuries. Approximately 35 per cent of dogs and cats were injured severely, with an overall mortality rate of about 9 per cent from either spontaneous death or euthanasia. The major factor that influences an animal's chances of being injured is the owner's management of the animal's environment. Factors that influence the outcome of a traumatic event include the cause of injury, the amount of distribution of kinetic energy discharged into the animal, and the anatomic location of the injury. The veterinarian's role in dealing with trauma should be not only emergency resuscitation and definitive treatment of injured animals but also education of pet owners to the common environmental hazards that all too frequently affect their pets.

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    Animals
    California
    Cat Diseases
    Cats
    Dog Diseases
    Dogs
    Wounds and Injuries
    Wounds, Gunshot

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    6970441

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    TY - JOUR T1 - Trauma in dogs and cats: an overview. A1 - Kolata,R J, PY - 1980/8/1/pubmed PY - 1980/8/1/medline PY - 1980/8/1/entrez SP - 515 EP - 22 JF - The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice JO - Vet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract. VL - 10 IS - 3 N2 - Trauma is an important health hazard for dogs and cats. About 13 per cent of all patients seen in two large veterinary hospitals were for evaluation of injuries. Approximately 35 per cent of dogs and cats were injured severely, with an overall mortality rate of about 9 per cent from either spontaneous death or euthanasia. The major factor that influences an animal's chances of being injured is the owner's management of the animal's environment. Factors that influence the outcome of a traumatic event include the cause of injury, the amount of distribution of kinetic energy discharged into the animal, and the anatomic location of the injury. The veterinarian's role in dealing with trauma should be not only emergency resuscitation and definitive treatment of injured animals but also education of pet owners to the common environmental hazards that all too frequently affect their pets. SN - 0195-5616 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6970441/abstract/Trauma_in_dogs_and_cats:_an_overview L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0195-5616(80)50051-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -