Blunt Bovine and Equine Trauma

  • Busch, Jr., Henry M.;
  • Cogbill, Thomas H.;
  • Landercasper, Betty O.;
  • Landercasper, Jeffrey


During the past 6 years 134 patients were admitted as the result of bovine (cow) and equine (horse) trauma. The mechanism of injury was fall from horse in 45 patients, animal assault in 42, animal kick in 39, and animal-drawn vehicle accident in eight. Injury Severity Score (ISS) ranged from 1 to 41 and was greater than or equal to 25 in 11 patients. One hundred seventeen operative procedures were performed by ten groups of surgical subspecialists. Mortality was nil. Ideal management of these injuries includes treatment in a regional trauma center and an educational program of preventive measures.


JOURNAL: J Trauma. 1986; 26(6): 559-560.

Note: Journal of Trauma.

NLOM ID#: 86254366 .

Publication #: 86254366

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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