A TRAUMA CASE REPORT AND INCIDENTAL FINDING OF HYPODERMA PARASITISM IN A FREE-RANGING ROE DEER (CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS)
Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Andrei Constantin STOIAN, Emilia CIOBOTARU, Ioan Liviu MITREA, Mariana IONIȚĂ, Raluca Ioana RIZAC, Iulia Alexandra PARASCHIV, Gabriel PREDOI
Deer motor vehicle-crush (dMVC) trauma is a significant cause of death in free-ranging populations including tissue disruptions, organ dysfunctions and cellular damages. The present case describes the gross lesions of a Capreolus capreolus with death in suspicious circumstances. Supplementary information was provided by the police concerning the place (hunting area) and the circumstances of the accident. Radiological examination revealed multiple ante mortem (head, neck and costal) and postmortem (anterior members) fractures. The most relevant lesions observed in gross investigations were the multiple fractures and characteristic motor vehicle accident with skin abrasions and subcutaneous suffusions. Hemorrhagic effusions were remarked in the abdominal and thoracic cavities due to liver rupture (entirety transdiaphragmatic herniation) and lung perforation by rib fracture. Incidental, were found dorsal in thoracic and lumbar regions larvae of Hypoderma diana (n=93) causing myiasis in roe deer. Concerning the results from examinations, the cause of death was the hemorhagic shock due to politraumatism caused by car accident.