Perioperative Cefovecin to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs Undergoing Hemilaminectomy (Retrospective Study)
From the VCA Clinical Studies Department, Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center, Bedford Hills, NY (J.D.P., P.J.B.); and the Surgery Department (J.J.B.) and the Neurology Department (J.M.B.), Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers, NY.
AbstractThe prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs with Type I intervertebral disc extrusion has been reported as high as 38% within 6 wk of surgery. Proper treatment of a UTI is important with myelopathy because it is a risk factor for persistent infection and reinfection in dogs. The study authors' investigated the incidence of UTIs in dogs having received either cefovecin or cefazolin as a preoperative prophylactic antibiotic for thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy. Thirty-nine...Read More