In Adult Horses With Septic Peritonitis, Does Peritoneal Lavage Combined With Antibiotic Therapy Compared to Antibiotic Therapy Alone Improve Survival Rates?

  • Sarah Scott Smith Equine Referral Hospital Langford Veterinary Services Langford BS40 5DU

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2017-11-13

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https://doi.org/10.18849/ve.v2i4.135

Abstract

The quality of evidence in equids is insufficient to direct clinical practice aside from the following:

The use of antiseptic solution to lavage the abdomen causes inflammation and is detrimental to the patient.

For peritonitis caused by Actinobacillus equuli, treatment with antibiotics alone may be sufficient. A variety of antibiotics were used in the two reported studies.


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Author Biography

Sarah Scott Smith, Equine Referral Hospital Langford Veterinary Services Langford BS40 5DU

Equine Medicine Clinician, Langford Veterinary Services

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Vol. 2 No. 4 (2017): The fourth issue of 2017

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