Gunshot injuries in horses: 22 cases (1971-1993)

N. J. Vatistas, Dennis Meagher, C. L. Gillis, J. W. Neves

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Twenty-two horses were examined because of firearm injuries. Nine had been shot with .22-caliber bullets, 2 with BB pellets, 6 with buckshot, 1 with a .35-caliber bullet, and 1 with an airgun pellet. Injury was confined to the skin or skeletal muscles in 8 horses. Of these, 7 returned to their previous use. In 14 horses, injuries to additional structures were incurred, including the sinus and pharynx (n = 2), mandible (n = 1), tooth (n = 1), aorta (n = 1), eye (n = 3), tibia (n = 1), gastrointestinal tract (n = 3), joint (n = 1), and trachea (n = 1). The 3 horses that had only eye injuries were discharged to their owners. Of the other 11 horses with injuries to deep/vital structures, 3 died, 5 were euthanatized, and 3 survived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1198-1200
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume207
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Horses
horses
Wounds and Injuries
pellets
eyes
Eye Injuries
trachea (vertebrates)
mandible (bone)
pharynx
Firearms
Pharynx
sinuses
aorta
Trachea
tibia
Tibia
Mandible
skin (animal)
gastrointestinal system
Aorta

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Vatistas, N. J., Meagher, D., Gillis, C. L., & Neves, J. W. (1995). Gunshot injuries in horses: 22 cases (1971-1993). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 207(9), 1198-1200.

Gunshot injuries in horses : 22 cases (1971-1993). / Vatistas, N. J.; Meagher, Dennis; Gillis, C. L.; Neves, J. W.

In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 207, No. 9, 01.01.1995, p. 1198-1200.

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Vatistas, NJ, Meagher, D, Gillis, CL & Neves, JW 1995, 'Gunshot injuries in horses: 22 cases (1971-1993)', Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 207, no. 9, pp. 1198-1200.
Vatistas, N. J. ; Meagher, Dennis ; Gillis, C. L. ; Neves, J. W. / Gunshot injuries in horses : 22 cases (1971-1993). In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 1995 ; Vol. 207, No. 9. pp. 1198-1200.
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