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Bayer Animal Health discusses bacterial peritonitis

8th April 2009

Bayer Animal Health has asserted that variations of bacterial peritonitis can differ in canines and felines.

Led by Dr William T N Culp, a team of scientists examined a number of cats and dogs to find information regarding the condition and to compare the different forms.

They used archived files, physical examinations, clinical laboratory data, bacteriologic findings and peritoneal effusion symptoms to base their research.

Canines with secondary peritonitis were more likely to develop exudates than those with the primary type of the illness. They were also more infected with gram-positive bacteria if they had the latter form.

Both animals could experience vomiting, lethargy and anorexia with either the first of second variation of the condition.

“Dogs with secondary peritonitis treated with surgery were more commonly discharged than those with primary peritonitis treated with surgery,” the company remarked.

The researchers concluded that further examinations are needed before alternative treatments, such as avoiding surgery, can be recommended.

Also this week, Bayer Animal Health highlighted that degenerative disease of the distal interphalangeal joint could cause calves’ forelimbs to become progressively lame.

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