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Muscle Strains

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Condition Overview

Muscle strains are caused by stretching or tearing the muscle fibers or by over use of a muscle following strenuous field or road work.

Symptoms

Signs are lameness, swelling of the muscle, tenderness over the injured part, and bruising. Bruising may be difficult to see under the fur.

Causes

This is an injury.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made by veterinary examination.

Treatment

Initial treatment is similar to that described for Sprains. The dog should be rested for at least 3 weeks.

Prevention

There is no prevention for this injury.

Support

Please contact your veterinarian with questions.

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Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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