What is it about?

Surgical site infections are common in animals, and can lead to pain, disability, and death. Bacteria can form biofilms in surgical site infections and become harder to treat. Treatment varies and depends factors unique to each patient. New surgical materials are available to minimise the chance of infection.

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Why is it important?

This article reviews current understanding of veterinary surgical site infections, and prevention of them. Ongoing and future developments in both human and veterinary medicine are discussed


I hope this article refreshes practitioners’ knowledge of surgical site infections and reinforces the importance of good surgical principles in prevention of infections.

Daniel Low
frank. Pet Surgeons.

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This page is a summary of: CPD article: Biofilms and surgical site infections, Companion Animal, March 2022, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/coan.2021.0065.
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