Effect of antimicrobial solution lavage on the palmar digital tendon sheath in horses

A. N. Baird From the Departments of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (Baird, Watkins, Taylor) and Pathology (Scruggs), Texas Veterinary Medical Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.

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Daniel W. Scruggs From the Departments of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (Baird, Watkins, Taylor) and Pathology (Scruggs), Texas Veterinary Medical Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.

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Jeffrey P. Watkins From the Departments of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (Baird, Watkins, Taylor) and Pathology (Scruggs), Texas Veterinary Medical Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.

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Tex S. Taylor From the Departments of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (Baird, Watkins, Taylor) and Pathology (Scruggs), Texas Veterinary Medical Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.

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SUMMARY

Sixteen horses were allotted to 4 groups of 4 horses each to evaluate the effect of tendon sheath lavage with 4 solutions (balanced electrolyte solution, 0.1% povidone-iodine, 0.5% povidone-iodine, and 0.5% chlorhexidine). The synovitis caused by 0.1% povidone-iodine lavage was not appreciably worse than that caused by balanced electrolyte solution lavage, but the 0.5% povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine lavages caused severe synovitis, and, therefore, should not be used for tendon sheath lavage.

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Sixteen horses were allotted to 4 groups of 4 horses each to evaluate the effect of tendon sheath lavage with 4 solutions (balanced electrolyte solution, 0.1% povidone-iodine, 0.5% povidone-iodine, and 0.5% chlorhexidine). The synovitis caused by 0.1% povidone-iodine lavage was not appreciably worse than that caused by balanced electrolyte solution lavage, but the 0.5% povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine lavages caused severe synovitis, and, therefore, should not be used for tendon sheath lavage.

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