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Trauma induced Primary Hypovolemic Shock in a Deer

K.P. Prabhakaran and R. Madheswaran

Cattle Breeding and Fodder Development, Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department, Thanjavur – 613 403, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2019 : 96 (12) - pages 52 to 54
(Received: August, 2019, Accepted: October, 2019)


A 17 years old male spotted deer was presented for post mortem examination with the history of blunt force trauma and sudden death. At necropsy, lacerated and punctured wounds were noticed on the left lateral thorax just above the elbow joint. Thoracic cavity showed presence of clotted blood with comminuted fracture of left fourth rib and rupture of right auricle. Due to heavy blood loss, the animal developed hypovolemic shock. Thus the case was diagnosed as hypovolemic shock due to blunt force trauma

Key Words: Spotted deer, Trauma, Haemothorax, Hypovolemic shock

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