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Vol. 8, Special Issue 5, Part C (2023)

A case of vertebral fracture in a cat

Author(s): A Ragini, Balagoni Hanuman and Anand VM
Abstract: A 2.5-year-old male domestic short hair cat was presented with paraplegia and abdominal distension. The cat had undergone automobile accident one hour before the hospital visit. The spinal cord injuries due to road accidents are very common in cats showing UMN or LMN signs depending upon the location of the injury. The detailed neurological examination and diagnostic tools like plain radiograph or myelography are required to know the neuroanatomical location of the injury. The plain radiographs are examined clearly for the injuries of both axial and appendicular skeleton because in cats the exogenous cause of spinal cord injuries may also have concomitant injuries involving the ribs, lungs and head etc. The prognosis depends upon the early recognition of injury, lesions and the extent of spinal cord damage along with secondary changes in the body of animals.
Pages: 134-136  |  222 Views  4 Downloads


International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
How to cite this article:
A Ragini, Balagoni Hanuman, Anand VM. A case of vertebral fracture in a cat. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5S):134-136.
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