Management of Thoracic Trauma in the Dog and Cat
Thoracic trauma in dogs and cats may be the consequence of blunt or penetrating
injury. Trauma of this nature is most likely to result in emergency presentation of
the patient in order for thorough assessment and stabilisation to be performed.
Definitive management may be indicated at the time of initial presentation, or
after a period of patient stabilisation in the systemically compromised patient. This
article will review the specific types of thoracic injury that may be encountered, the
assessment and stabilisation of the patient and finally, the definitive management
of specific injuries.
All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:
Faye Swinbourne BVM&S MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS