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Canine head trauma: an update
  1. Simon Platt,
  2. Courtenay Freeman and
  3. Elsa Beltran

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in up to 25 per cent of dogs following severe blunt head trauma and can result in post-traumatic epilepsy. Therefore, after TBI, a clinical assessment for other systemic injuries and a neurological evaluation are critical and frequent reassessment is required. This article gives an update on the imaging techniques that are currently available for assessing TBIs and describes a progressive tiered system for determining treatment.

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