Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis ISSN: 2325-9590

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Case Report, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Unusual Traumatic Wound Caused by a Metal Halter Chain in a Horse

Başak Kurt*, Mete Cihan, Uğur Aydin and İsa Özaydin
Kafkas University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, 36300, Kars-Turkey
Corresponding author : Başak Kurt
Kafkas University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, 36300, Kars-Turkey
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Received: October 13, 2016 Accepted: November 14, 2016 Published: November 18, 2016
Citation: Kurt B, Cihan M, Aydin U, Özaydin İ (2016) Unusual Traumatic Wound Caused by a Metal Halter Chain in a Horse. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 5:6. doi: 10.4172/2325-9590.1000216

Abstract

Unusual Traumatic Wound Caused by a Metal Halter Chain in a Horse

This report presents the treatment of an old wound in a horse. The horse was found by its owner after going missing with a partially healed wound in the cervical area. The wound was suppurated and there was an embedded chain. Upon clinical examination, the animal showed a painful linear wound on its dorsal neck and had a metal halter chain in the wound. A direct radiograph showed the position of the chain in soft tissue. Surgery was performed to remove the chain following infection control and medical treatment. In the postoperative period, there was no functional impairment in cervical area. The case was remarkable in terms of the presence of a chain as a foreign body within a healed wound.

Keywords: Horse; Chain; Neck wound

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