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Vet World. 2010; 3(10): 476-476

Migration of broken hypodermic needle in the cervical muscles of dog

A. K. Sharma, Hemant Kumar, L. L. Dass, Shivendra Kumar, Vinod Kumar.

A Spitz bitch of 21/2 years of age was presented in the Department with complaint of anorexia, depression, frothy salivation and distress. However, history of vomition was lacking. The bitch evinced pain on palpation of cervical region. The Radiograph revealed the presence of a linear radioopaque body lodged in the cervical musculature just above the vertebrae. A broken hypodermic needle was retrieved from the cervical musculature just above the last cervical vertebrae, following faulty mode of injection in the cervical region which is not advocated for pets.

Key words: Dog , Hyperdermic needle, Cervical muscle, Spitz.

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