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Surgery STAT: Regional antibiotic perfusion for treating infection in horses


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How to perform standing RAP in a horse
RAP can be a practical and cost-effective method to increase tissue concentrations of antibiotic at infection sites. In cases of deep or long-standing infections, RAP may be an adjunct to aggressive traditional treatment. However, in cases with less extensive infections, RAP may be the primary method of antibiotic delivery.

SUGGESTED READING

1. Wilson D, Branson K, Kramer J, et al. Distal limb perfusion. In: Manual of equine field surgery. St. Louis, Mo: Saunders Elsevier, 2006;55-59.

2. Santschi EM, Adams SB, Murphey ED. How to perform equine intravenous digital perfusion, in Proceedings. 44th Annu Meet Am Assoc Equine Pract 1998;44:198-201.

Dr. Kramer is an ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon whose clinical interests include finding minimally invasive and practical solutions. She currently is an assistant teaching professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia's College of Veterinary Medicine.


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