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Emergency first aid

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Contributor(s):

Cassandra Longhi

Paul Wood


Introduction

  • An injured animal should always be approached carefully; even young calves can cause injury to personnel if not adequately restrained. An animal in pain and stressed by the unusual situation is likely to react unpredictably.
  • The first task of the attending veterinarian is to assess the animal’s condition as quickly as possible, via a systematic clinical examination. The aim is to complete as thorough an examination without risk of further injury to the patient and/or people attending.
  • Possible findings may include:
    • Minor injuries.
    • Major injuries.
    • Catastrophic injuries.
  • First aid options may include:

Presenting situation and initial assessment

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Sedation to examine

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Head and neck injuries

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Limb injuries

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Thoracic and abdominal injuries

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The downer cow

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Wounds

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Neurological examination

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Treatment

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