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1 September 2001 MULTIPLE BILATERAL FRACTURES OF THE LUMBAR TRANSVERSE PROCESSES IN A ROE DEER (CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS)
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Multiple bilateral fractures of the lumbar transverse processes were radiographically identified postmortem in a recently captured roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). These fractures were probably caused by an avulsion of the psoas major occurring during introduction into the transport box. The deer probably died from shock caused by the fractures, muscle damage, and subsequent hemorrhage. Although easily overlooked, fractured lumbar transverse processes may indicate inadequate postcapture management practices.

Jordi Montané, Ignasi Marco, Jorge López, Xavier Manteca, and Santiago Lavín "MULTIPLE BILATERAL FRACTURES OF THE LUMBAR TRANSVERSE PROCESSES IN A ROE DEER (CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 32(3), 387-390, (1 September 2001). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2001)032[0387:MBFOTL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 April 2001; Published: 1 September 2001
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