Septic arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joint in 12 horses.

  title={Septic arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joint in 12 horses.},
  author={Clifford M. Honnas and Robert D. Welch and Tanya Ford and Josef Vacek and J. P. Watkins},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  volume={21 4},
The medical records of 12 horses with septic arthritis of a distal interphalangeal joint were reviewed to determine clinical features and response to treatment. Sepsis was caused by trauma or an injection that resulted in an open or contaminated distal interphalangeal joint. All horses were severely lame. Treatment included broad-spectrum parenterally administered antimicrobial drugs (ten horses), percutaneous through-and-through joint lavage (eight horses), indwelling drains (three horses… CONTINUE READING
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