Elizabethan collar

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Elizabethan collar

a rigid material fashioned so as to project outward from around the neck of a dog or cat and prevent the mouth or teeth from damaging skin, casts or dressings on the legs or body. X-ray film or heavy plastic sheeting are usually used for this purpose. Also used in birds.
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Elizabethan collar. By permission from Nelson RW, Couto CG, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby, 2003

reversed Elizabethan collar
in birds, reversing the collar permits better movement and is better tolerated.
Elizabethan collar test
improvement of alopecia or traumatic skin lesions after placement of an Elizabethan collar for a short period of time will identify the cause as self trauma or excessive grooming.
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