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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2006 Aug;22(2):323-34, viii.

Prevention of postoperative infections in horses.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 2015 Linden Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA.


The best defense against postoperative infection is to use multiple strategies to minimize wound contamination, maintain wound tissue health, and provide rational antimicrobial strategies that do not promote the development of resistant bacteria and superinfections.

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