publication . Article . 2017

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

Sarah Scott Smith;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Veterinary Evidence (issn: 2396-9776, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: RCVS Knowledge
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;The quality of evidence in equids is insufficient to direct clinical practice aside from the following:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The use of antiseptic solution to lavage the abdomen causes inflammation and is detrimental to the patient.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;For peritonitis caused by Actinobacillus equuli, treatment with antibiotics alone may be sufficient. A variety of antibiotics were used in the two reported studies.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;img src="https://www.veterinaryevidence.org/rcvskmod/icons/oa-icon.jpg" alt="Open Access" /&gt; &lt;img src="https://www.veterinaryevidence.org/rcvskmod/icons/pr-icon.jpg" alt="Peer Reviewed" /&gt;</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: equine, peritonitis, lavage, antibiotic, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Literature, business.industry, business, medicine.disease, Actinobacillus equuli, Abdomen, medicine.anatomical_structure, Sociology, Antibiotic therapy, Antiseptic, medicine.drug_class, Antibiotics, Clinical Practice
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publication . Article . 2017

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

Sarah Scott Smith;