An Overview of Animal-Related Injuries

Elif Ozturk, Bulut Demirel, Sema Avcı* and Ali Cihat Yıldırım

An Overview of Animal-Related Injuries

Trauma is one of the leading health problems in the world. Trauma mechanisms
vary based on the age group, occupation, gender and the geographical place where people live.

In the rural area, animal-related injury is a common public health problem.
This is an important problem for the people who make their living by ranching.

Kars, eastern of Turkey and its surrounding area has a unique characteristic for ranching
because its geographical feature is very suitable for growing up animals such as cattle,
horse, and donkey.

In Kars region, horse-javelin competitions are an appreciated regional sport.
Additionally, horses and donkeys are being used for carrying loads.

The animal-related injury can be penetrant or blunt. At the same time, being bitten, falling
off and being kicked have trauma mechanisms independent from each other.

For those reason, kick  injury by an animal have a different mechanism from the others.
his present study aimed to evaluate a group of patients living in a rural area admitted
to emergency room due to animal related injury and to evaluate this issue from a general point of view
The study included 34 patients who admitted to Kars State Hospital between the dates April 2015 and April 2017.

Animal-related injuries commonly occur in the young and male
population. Because, young and male people use the animals for
economic gains and sports.

An Overview of Animal-Related Injuries

Emerg Med Open J. 2018; 4(1): 17-19. doi: 10.17140/EMOJ-4-149