Owner/DVM Adams Pet Hospital Asbury, IA, United States
Maxillofacial trauma is a common occurrence in veterinary practice. Knowing when to intervene or recommend treatment can be challenging. We know from experience that young dogs and cats frequently suffer trauma due to interactions with other animals while older dogs (especially) can be susceptible to pathologic fracture due to untreated periodontal disease. Following this session, attendees will be able to describe the patient demographic most commonly presenting with facial trauma, be able to compare and contrast various imaging modality choices, and describe general advantages/disadvantages of various treatment methods.
Describe reasoning behind the patient populations most frequently suffering facial trauma
List advantages/disadvantages of various diagnostic imaging modalities
Describe how trauma to juvenile animals results in formation of skeletal deformities
Compare and contrast different fracture stabilization techniques