Animal Injuries; a Case Series of Bull Induced Injuries in India

  • Sushma Vijaykumar Shriyan Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India
  • Utsav Anand Mani Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1075-7192
  • Firdaus B Bhot Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India
  • Elizabeth C Sada Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India
  • Rajesh Ursekar Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India
  • Digvijay Adake Department of Emergency Medicine, Bharati Hospital, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Animals, Animal Culling, Cattle, Multiple Trauma

Abstract

Introduction: Bull injuries are common in India. An injury by a bull is more common in rural and agriculture dependent regions of the country. The incident causing injury by a bull can be sports related or work related. Work related injuries are almost mostly seen in farmers. Case presentation: We would like to present six cases of bull injury over a period of three years who reported to our EM. All six patients were admitted. Five out of six patients survived the hospital stay. Conclusion: Trauma sustained due to being hit by a large animal should be treated akin to a high velocity trauma and such a patient definitely warrants a period of observation even if the injuries are not life threatening. A high index of suspicion is needed for suspecting occult injuries. Fluid resuscitation and age of the patient are important considerations.

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Published
2019-10-10
How to Cite
Shriyan, S., Mani, U., Bhot, F., Sada, E., Ursekar, R., & Adake, D. (2019). Animal Injuries; a Case Series of Bull Induced Injuries in India. Advanced Journal of Emergency Medicine, 4(1), e5. https://doi.org/10.22114/ajem.v0i0.244
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