In this dvm360® interview, Dr Mariana Pardo shares how to approach a thoracic trauma patient
In a dvm360® interview at the Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium in Miami, Florida, Mariana Pardo, BSCv, MV, DACVECC, outlines the steps she takes to diagnose a pet experiencing thoracic trauma.
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Mariana Pardo, BSCv, MV, DACVECC: When it comes to diagnostics for thoracic trauma, some of the most important ones are going to be kind of visualizing what is going on within the lungs, or the airway itself. So we're talking about potential for X-rays or ultrasounds. Initially, I will always go for ultrasound first, because it's just less stressful.