Treatment Results of Traumatic Injuries in 20 Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus): A Retrospective Study

Nisbet H. O., Özak A., Yardımcı C., Sirin Y. S.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.16, no.4, pp.617-622, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-622
  • Keywords: Retrospective study, Roe deer, Trauma, Treatment, CAPTURE, STRESS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to present the treatment results of traumatic injuries in 20 roe deer. Twenty roe deer in various sex and age were admitted with complaint of traumatic injuries. Prior to examination, the roe deer were sedated with xylazine HCl (1.1 mg/kg BW). Anesthesia was induced with intravenous administration of diazepam (0.2 mg/kg BW) and ketamine HCl (1.1 mg/kg BW) combination. Afterward, they were intubated and anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane (23%). Fractures of long bones (n=8) and vertebrae (n=1), hip (n=2) and hock joint (n=2) luxation, phalangeal dislocation and tendon rupture (n=1) were diagnosed. Corneal erosion, infected bite wound on perianal region and pyelonephritis, bite wound and hypovolemic shock, internal bleeding including hypovolaemic shock, abscess on thorax and hernia inguinalis, and open wounds on the right knee (n=6) were detected. Of the 20 roe deer, 7 were recovered, 4 were euthanized, 2 were died without treatment, and 7 were died despite the surgical intervention. As a result it was concluded that, sedation performed during transport, preoperative intervention, and postoperative rehabilitation period is found to be the foremost factor in avoiding stress and stress associated mortality.