Acta Veterinaria Eurasia
Case Report

Humerus Fracture Treatment in a Raccoon After Dog Attack

1.

Department of Wild Animal Disease and Ecology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

2.

Department of Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Acta Vet Eurasia 2022; 48: 156-160
DOI: 10.5152/actavet.2022.21039
Read: 125 Downloads: 67 Published: 03 January 2022

Bone fractures are common in wild animals, especially arboreal ones. A raccoon belonging to a private zoo was brought to our clinic with a history of a dog attack. It was diagnosed with incoordination due to head trauma and a fracture of the middle diaphyseal humerus. The fracture was treated using an intramedullary partially threaded tipped pin. After the treatment, the raccoon was returned to the zoo for care and survival. After 4 months, the raccoon was able to use her arm as before.

Cite this article as: Günay, E., Altundağ, Y., & Özsoy, S. (2022). Humerus fracture treatment in a raccoon after dog attack. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia. 48(2), 156-160.

Files
ISSN 2618-639X EISSN 2619-905X