Thermal injury in a 7 month old Jack Russell Terrier
A seven month old male castrated Jack Russell Terrier presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals Emergency and Critical Care Service for bruising and edema on the ventrum. He had been initially treated with Methocarbamol and constant rate infusion of Propofol at the referring veterinarian for uncontrolled tremors, then developed the ventral lesions two days later. On presentation, a large area of ventral pitting edema was noted along his thorax, and a pronounced area of blistering was noted along his ventral abdomen. The remainder of his physical exam and point of care blood work was unremarkable. He was transferred to the Internal Medicine Service where a workup for presumptive vacuities was performed. Skin biopsies then performed were indicative of a partial thickness burn. The wound was managed with frequent bandage changes, application of Manuka honey as topical dressing, lavage and debridement as needed, followed by definitive surgical treatment with skin fold advancement flaps.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2012
Dogs -- Wounds and injuries -- Case studies