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  • ~9 month old M toy poodle
  • Presented to ES for hindlimb paraparesis.
  • Put on shelf in the bathroom for punishment after inappropriate urination.
  • Owner walked away and heard a thud; at which time she found the dog unable to walk in hind limbs.
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  • Multiple rib fractures.
    • Acute.
    • Chronic.
  • Multiple pelvic fractures.
  • Left Pneumothorax.
  • Mediastinal Shift.

Abuse.

Radiographic Signs of Non-Accidental Injury

  • Multiple fractures of different ages (healing and healed).
  • Bilateral rib fractures without a cranial or caudal preference.
  • Fractures in more than one anatomic region.
  • Transverse fractures (not spiral).