Clinical and Microbiological Effects of Oral Zinc Ascorbate Gel in Cats

  title={Clinical and Microbiological Effects of Oral Zinc Ascorbate Gel in Cats},
  author={David E Clarke},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Dentistry},
  pages={177 - 183}
  • D. Clarke
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Biology
  • Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
The clinical and microbiological effects of zinc ascorbate gel applied orally in cats were evaluated during a 42-day study period. Cats were divided randomly into two equal groups, with the treatment group (18 cats) receiving zinc ascorbate gel and the control group (18 cats) receiving a placebo (0.9 % sterile saline). Clinical parameters evaluated biweekly included halitosis, plaque, calculus, and gingivitis. Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures were obtained from cats in the treatment… 
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