Prevention of bacteremia in dogs undergoing dental scaling by prior administration of oral clindamycin or chlorhexidine oral rinse.

Abstract

Dogs with periodontitis were used to determine the efficacy of an oral regimen of clindamycin versus chlorhexidine acetate oral rinse in reducing the total number of bacteria and the incidence of bacteremia before and after dental scaling. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, isolated from blood and gingival swab cultures, were identified to genus using an automated system.

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@article{Bowersock2000PreventionOB, title={Prevention of bacteremia in dogs undergoing dental scaling by prior administration of oral clindamycin or chlorhexidine oral rinse.}, author={Terry L. Bowersock and Carol C . Wu and Gregory A. Inskeep and Stuart Chester}, journal={Journal of veterinary dentistry}, year={2000}, volume={17 1}, pages={11-6} }