Comparison of two pre-surgical skin preparation ...

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Title Comparison of two pre-surgical skin preparation techniques
Author(s) K. L. Gibson, A. W. Donald, H. Hariharan, C. McCarville
Journal Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research = Revue Canadienne de Recherche Veterinaire
Date 1997
Volume 61
Issue 2
Start page 154
End page 156
Abstract A one-step iodophor skin preparation solution was compared to chlorhexidine gluconate application as a pre-operative skin preparation method in 100 animals undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. Pre-operative and intra-operative skin cultures demonstrated no difference in antiseptic efficacy. No animal in the study demonstrated signs of systemic infection, and no adverse local effects from either antiseptic were seen. The iodophor solution evaluated (DuraPrep) is a safe and effective pre-operative skin preparation agent in small animal patients undergoing clean surgical procedures.

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