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Treating Thoracic Injuries CE Article #1

1. Which condition does not require immediate emergency treatment in horses with acute thoracic injury?
2. In a retrospective study23 in horses, which problem was identified as the most common cause of pneumothorax and was associated with decreased survival?
3. Overlapping ________ sutures are placed to seal the lung stump after amputation or to repair lacerations to the lung margin.
4. Following wound bandaging or closure in equine patients with pneumothorax secondary to thoracic trauma, which emergency procedure is indicated?
5. Of the following sequelae reported with thoracic injury in horses, which one has been associated with axillary wounds?
6. A horse presents to your clinic with a history of acute thoracic injury and clinical signs of hemorrhagic shock. On what clinical evidence should you base the need for a whole blood transfusion?
7. In patients with acute hemorrhage, a large amount of ________ is contraindicated because of possible coagulopathic effects.
8. A 5-year-old Standardbred gelding suffers blunt trauma during race training. On presentation, you note the following: severe respiratory distress, an open chest wound, flail chest, tachycardia, pale mucous membranes, and colic. You diagnose pneumothorax, hemothorax, diaphragmatic hernia, and multiple rib fractures. Following patient stabilization, which treatment strategy do you recommend?
9. Flail chest results from
10. Which statement regarding pneumothorax is true?
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