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1 September 2014 MANAGEMENT OF A CARAPACE FRACTURE IN A SIX-BANDED ARMADILLO (EUPHRACTUS SEXCINCTUS)
Diogo Pascoal Rossetti, Sheila Canevese Rahal, Luiz Carlos Vulcano, Daniela Akemi Shigue, Carlos Roberto Teixeira
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Abstract

An adult female free-ranging six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus) was presented with an inverted L-shaped fracture of the left pectoral carapace. The fracture was stabilized with the use of three simple interrupted interfragmentary sutures of 2-0 nylon. After 7 days, wound dehiscence occurred, so sutures were replaced and the wound treated topically with castor bean oil cream. Healing of the fracture was observed after 14 days of this treatment.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Diogo Pascoal Rossetti, Sheila Canevese Rahal, Luiz Carlos Vulcano, Daniela Akemi Shigue, and Carlos Roberto Teixeira "MANAGEMENT OF A CARAPACE FRACTURE IN A SIX-BANDED ARMADILLO (EUPHRACTUS SEXCINCTUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3), 712-714, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0283R2.1
Received: 27 November 2013; Published: 1 September 2014