Today's Daily Dose: Animal abuse

Today's Daily Dose: Animal abuse

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Sep 29, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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“The biggest physical sign that should raise suspicions is blunt force injury. Be especially suspicious of those that result in fractures in an animal that is in a contained or protected environment. The injuries that are warning signals in children are similar to those in animals. The most diagnostic finding is multiple injuries in different stages of healing, indicating repetitive injury over a period of time.”

—Melinda D. Merck, DVM

From Animal abuse: What practitioners need to know