Accession Number:

ADA528322

Title:

Gun Shot Wound to the Chest of a Military Working Dog

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF RADIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This Military Working Dog MWD was shot in the chest during combat operations in Iraq. Military Working Dogs are critical to the safety and well-being of deployed troops in combat operations and, as such, they are triaged and treated in our combat hospitals just like any other soldier their speciation is not a factor in their triage status. This case familiarizes military physicians with the basic canine anatomy, positioning, and radiological technique they should be aware of before deploying. We also strive to raise awareness of the vital roles that these MWDs play for our forces, counter any concerns that may arise over the issue of treating these dogs in human facilities, and leave the reader feeling better prepared to handle the situation should they ever find themselves poised to save one of our four-legged warriors.,

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE