Injuries inflicted by a pet ferret on a child: morphological aspects and comparison with other mammalian pet bite marks.

J Forensic Leg Med 2008 Apr 5;15(3):193-7. Epub 2007 Sep 5.

Caen University Hospital, Unité de Médecine Légale, Hôpital Côte de Nacre, 14033 Caen cedex, France.

Ferrets are becoming more and more popular pets in American homes. Nevertheless, they can cause potentially dangerous injuries, particularly in small children. Based on the case of an infant injured by a ferret, the characteristics of the wounds are described and compared with those of other animals. The potential legal implications are also discussed.

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April 2008
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