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The Bacteria Isolated from the Skin of 20 Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Volume 30, Issue 12, Pages 687-695 (December 2010)

The Bacteria Isolated from the Skin of 20 Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Previously presented at the Merck-Merial National Research Symposium
Mackenzie K. Adams, BA, Dean A. Hendrickson, DVM, MS, DACVS, Sangeeta Rao, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Francisco Olea Popelka, DVM, MSc, PhD, Denise Bolte, BS

Abstract

"The objective of this study was to isolate bacteria on the skin of the proximal to distal equine limb to guide the practitioner in the selection of prophylactic antimicrobial protocols. This prospective study involved 20 client-owned horses that were admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for routine elective surgery. Each horse spent between 12 and 36 hours at our hospital before sampling. ..."

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Researcher: Bacteria Evenly Distributed Across Horses' Bodies

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