Iowa State University Veterinarian

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A female German Shorthair Pointer was brought into the clinic with an extensive wound of the thoracic area just behind the axillary region. There was some oozing of serum from many small punctures in the skin, apparently caused by shot gun pellets. The dog was placed on Kymar to try to clear away the damaged tissue and to stop the swelling in the area. This was discontinued after one week because the fistulas to the outside were not draining properly and the swelling increased noticeably.