Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Cases dealing with trauma are the most commonly seen cases at lSU's Teaching Hospital followed closely by gastrointentestinal and dermatological cases. From information gathered since 1980, trauma cases comprised 20 % of the caseload in 1980 and remained the number one complaint despite a steady decline in the number of cases seen (12 % in 1984). Gastrointestinal cases were the second most commonly seen problem, accounting for 14% of the hospital's caseload in 1980 and decreasing slightly to 12 % in 1984. Dermatological cases were a close third, supplying 12 % of the caseload in 1980 and increasing slightly to 13% in 1984.