Successful medical management of intra-abdominal abscesses in 4 adult horses

Dalia Berlin*, Gal Kelmer, Amir Steinman, Gail A. Sutton

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Abstract

Four adult horses with large intra-abdominal abscesses, suspected to be complications of strangles, were treated with systemic antibiotics alone and made a full recovery. The 100% survival rate is significantly better than other reported survival rates. The median duration of treatment (35 days) was shorter than in most previous reports. This study suggests that penicillin G can be used for successful treatment of strangles associated intraabdominal abscesses in horses.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume54
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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