Evaluation of arthrocentesis site bacterial flora before and after 4 methods of preparation in horses with and without evidence of skin contamination.

@article{Zubrod2004EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of arthrocentesis site bacterial flora before and after 4 methods of preparation in horses with and without evidence of skin contamination.},
  author={Chad J. Zubrod and Kelly D. Farnsworth and J. Lindsay Oaks},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={525-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of four methods of povidone-iodine preparation on skin bacterial flora of arthrocentesis sites, in horses, with and without evidence of skin contamination. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study. ANIMALS Twenty-four adult horses. METHODS Horses were assigned to either the clean or contaminated group based on housing environment and visual evidence of contamination. Using a moist sterile swab, microbial culture samples were obtained from the skin… CONTINUE READING