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Wednesday 26th of July 2017



Osteomyelitis


General information on Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is a disease causing an infection of the bone. Infection from staphylococcal bacteria, streptococcal bacteria and sometimes other bacteria types and fungal organisms can be carried to the bone through the blood stream. Bites from other dogs or animals, other internal, blood or skin infections can cause Osteomyelitis.


Symptoms of Osteomyelitis

Symptoms of Osteomyelitis include fever, pain and swelling of the area and lameness if a limb is infected. The infection can ooze up through the skin causing an open puss filled wound.

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Treatments for Osteomyelitis

The wound will need to be drained and cleaned and sometimes this needs to be done surgically. A bacterial culture will need to be done by the vet to determine the correct antibiotic treatment. Surgery may necessary to remove bone fragments.




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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


 






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Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.



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