Evaluation of radiological and computed tomographic findings of a mongrel dog with vertebral injury
Vankudothu Venkatesh, Sharolin Rachel, Pradeep Gouda KB, Donga Durga Veera Hanuman and Azeefa FM
A three-month-old Mongrel dog was presented to Veterinary Clinical Complex, Rajendranagar with a history of road traffic accident. The dog was in severe pain, lying in a lateral recumbent position, and was paraplegic. Neurological examination, survey radiography, and Computed Tomography (CT) were performed. The localized area for radiography was determined based on neurological evaluation. The dog was sedated with Inj. Xylazine and Inj. Butorphanol. Both lateral and ventrodorsal radiographs of the spine were taken, but they provided limited and indirect diagnostic details. On the other hand, CT evaluation revealed more comprehensive information about the spinal lesions. The stability of traumatic spinal injuries was assessed using the three-column spine principle. In conclusion, computed tomography proved to be a non-invasive and highly sensitive 3D imaging technique for diagnosing spinal injuries in dogs, surpassing the capabilities of conventional radiography.
How to cite this article:
Vankudothu Venkatesh, Sharolin Rachel, Pradeep Gouda KB, Donga Durga Veera Hanuman and Azeefa FM. Evaluation of radiological and computed tomographic findings of a mongrel dog with vertebral injury. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1573-1575.