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Abdominal trauma in dogs 1. emergency investigation
  1. Karen Humm and
  2. Stefano Cortellini


This is the first article of a two-part series on abdominal trauma in dogs. This article focuses on the initial stabilisation and investigation of these canine patients, while the second article, to be published in a subsequent issue of In Practice, will discuss management of these patients. Although divided in this fashion, investigation and management are often concurrent in the emergency patient and this will be emphasised when particularly pertinent.

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