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Prevalence of Fracture in Animals in Karnataka State- Four Years Study

Manjunath Patil, Dilipkumar Desai, Shivaprakash B. V., Vivek R Kasaralikar, Ramesh B. K., Vinay P Tikare.

The prevalence of fracture among the total clinical cases was 0.69 per cent and among the surgical cases, it was 2.48 per cent presented for the treatment of various ailments at fifteen Veterinary Institutions of North-Karnataka region over a period of four years (2013-2017). The maximum prevalence (0.77%) was noticed during the academic year 2016-17 and the least (0.61%) was seen during the academic year 2013-14. The prevalence of fracture among the different species, it was highest in canine (35.66%) species, with highest in male dogs (73.01%) and in other species it was with female animals (75.38%). Highest prevalence was observed in monsoon season (31.68%), non-descript dogs (43.29%) and young dogs up to 1 year of age group (59.15%). Also, pertaining to bones highest in femur bone (36.59%) and type based on direction of fracture line was simple transverse (36.59%) in canine species respectively.

Key words: Prevalence, Fracture, Animals, Karnataka

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