Generalized subcutaneous emphysema in a horse afte axillary wound - A case report
ABSTRACT. Laskoski L.M., Fioravanti R.A.B., Doria R.G.S., Carvalho M.B. & Freitas S.H. [Generalized subcutaneous emphysema in a horse afte axillary wound - A case report.] Enfisema subscutâneo generalizado em um equino após ferida axilar - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 37(1):93-96, 2015. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Campus Curitiba, Rua dos Funcionários, 1540, Curitiba, PR 83035-050, Brasil. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subcutaneous emphysema in horses may have different origins, and the most common are perforations of trachea and cutaneous tissue in regions of intense movement, wich leads to suction of air into the subcutaneous space. This report is about the care of a horse with generalized subcutaneous emphysema secundary to wound in the axilla, whose improvement was daily dressing, antibiotic therapy and restriction of movement. One week after initiation of treatment there was a complete reduction of subcutaneous emphysema, and the wound healed completely after three weeks. We conclude that emphysema secondary to skin wounds have a good prognosis if treated properly.