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Table 3 Features that aroused suspicion of non-accidental injury in 58 animals

From: Non-accidental injury in companion animals in the Republic of Ireland

Feature Number of occasions recorded
Injuries that seemed consistent with abuse 12
Recurring injuries 1
Old untreated fractures 1
A history inconsistent with the injury 5
Animal showed excessive fear 3
Meekness of the animal 1
Suspicious behaviour of the client 4
High pet turnover 1