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.
Photo by Michael Schiffer on Unsplash
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
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: CPD article: Biofilms and surgical site infections, Companion Animal, March 2022, Mark Allen Group,
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page