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.
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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