Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 2 (5): 78 - 81
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Mehmet Eray Alcigir*1, Sevil Atalay Vural1, Gunay Alcigir1
1Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, 06110, Diskapi, Ankara/Turkey
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In this case report, the morphological findings associated with a firearm injury was examined within the context of wound ballistics observed during the necropsy of an 11 month - old mixed breed female dog. Initially, it was submitted to Department of Pathology, Ankara University, Turkey with the complaint that she had been bitten and killed in a fight. It was completely understood that she had been killed with firearm. It was evaluated and tried to detect the type of gun, used in firing, the entrance angle and location to the body of the bullet, mean distance between gun and body, followed course in the body after firing, damages caused in organs. Histopathologically, lesions in affected tissues and organs caused by bullet were evaluated. It was aimed to draw attention to the forensic pathology of these types of events and injuries that are occasionally encountered in animals.

Key Words: Dog, Firearms, Pathomorphology, Wound Ballistic