Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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PRELIMINARY RESEARCH REGARDING CLINICAL AND MORFOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN NEGLECTED DOGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXV, Issue 1
Written by Elena CÂRCIUMARU, Emilia CIOBOTARU-PÎRVU

The study aimed to present the clinical and morphological findings in neglected dogs during the period of 2015-2018 recorded in a private veterinary practice, in Bucharest, Romania. The purpose of this study was to identify and classify forms of passive abuse along with their effects on canine individuals. During the aforementioned period, 41 dogs were included in the study. Routine clinical and paraclinical methods of examinations were used, as well as after treatment follow-up. Several types of passive abuse have been recognised, such as lack of water and food, shelter, veterinary care and absence of proper surveillance. Lack of veterinary attendance was identified in 65% of studied animals (n=27), 26% were deprived of shelter (n=11), and 20 % were deprived of food and water (n=8). The dogs presented specific clinical signs and morphological features of malnutrition (n=8, 20 %), extremely large tumoral lesions (n=17, 41%), or severe parasitic dermatitis (n=10, 24%). Eleven dogs (26%) were deprived of shelter and surveillance. Multiple types of neglect were identified in the same dog (n=20, 49%). Conclusions: 44% of animals were older than 8 years (n=18), twelve animals died (30%) and 29 individuals (70%) were fully or partially recovered cases.

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