A 1-year-old sexually intact male mixed-breed dog was evaluated within an hour of being hit by an automobile. On physical examination, the rectal temperature was 38.5°C (101.2°F), the heart rate was 160 beats/min, and the respiratory rate was 60 breaths/min. Femoral pulses were weak and mucous membranes tacky. The dog was alert and responsive; both pupils were miotic, and conjunctival hemorrhage was detected in the right eye. Direct and indirect pupillary light reflexes were absent in the right eye. Several small lacerations were detected on the head, and a contusion was detected on the lateral side of the left
Dr. Gross was a fourth-year veterinary student at the time the manuscript was written.
Dr. Gross' present address is Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, 1800 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506.
Dr. Fletcher's present address is Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Service, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236.