By Kai Dillenburger-Keenan, BSc, RVN

Kai qualified from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2020 with a BSc in veterinary nursing. She worked for 18 months in a local first opinion practice near her home in Northern Ireland before moving to work in a referral practice in England. Kai has been at Swift Referrals for just over 2 years. She has gained an interest in medicine through a very interesting medical caseload and has started her emergency and critical care certificate with the aim of becoming a more well-rounded nurse.

ABSTRACT: Tetanus is a rare but life-threatening condition. This case study explores the nursing care of Luther, a 3-year-old German pointer, following this diagnosis, and outlines the treatment of the condition. Luther has since made a full recovery. The photos in this article are of Luther, and his owner has granted consent for their use.
Keywords: tetanus, dog, case study

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