Part of this study was presented at EAVDI Annual Conference in August, 2007 at Chalkidiki-Thessaloniki, Greece.
POSTMORTEM ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN FELINE CADAVERS
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2008
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 26–29, January–February 2008
How to Cite
HENG, H. G., TEOH, W. T. and SHEIKH-OMAR, A. R. (2008), POSTMORTEM ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN FELINE CADAVERS. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 49: 26–29. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2007.00312.x
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2008
- Received April 30, 2007; accepted for publication July 18, 2007.
- intravascular gas;
Postmortem radiographic examinations of animals are commonly performed in judicial investigations to rule out gunshot and fractures. However, there was no available data on radiographic postmortem changes of animals. Forty-one sets of abdominal radiographs of feline cadavers made within 12 h of death were evaluated for postmortem changes. Intravascular gas was detected in 11 of 41 (27%) cadavers. The most common site of intravascular gas was the liver. Intravascular gas was also present in the aorta, femoral artery, celiac and cranial mesenteric arteries, and caudal superficial epigastric artery. Intrasplenic gas was detected in two cadavers. Only two cadavers had distended small intestine. One cadaver had pneumatosis coli. The changes detected were most likely due to putrefaction.