Surgical Management of Dental Abscess in two New Zealand White Rabbits- A Case Report
Mamta Mishra, Manish Arya, Merlin Mamachan, Istha Agnihotri and
Swapan Kumar Maiti
Department of Division of Veterinary Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India
*Corresponding Author: Swapan Kumar Maiti, Department of Division of Veterinary Surgery, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India.
December 13, 2022; Published: January 10, 2023
Dental abscesses are common in rabbits and unlike in other small animals, abscesses in rabbits are filled with thick, caseous or dried-out pus, surrounded by a capsule of scar tissue that is difficult to drain. Odontogenic abscesses frequently include the bones, making them extremely difficult to treat and necessitating surgery as well as continuous medical attention. In the current case, dental abscesses in two rabbits were successfully surgically treated. Staphylococcal infection was revealed by bacterial culture of pus samples collected from the abscess. Results of tests for antibiotic sensitivity indicated greater sensitivity to Penicillin, Cephalexin, and Enrofloxacin. Amoxicillin-based antibiotic therapy and meloxicam based anti-inflammatory therapy were administered after surgical debridement and wound packing with antiseptic-impregnated gauze of the abscess cavity until full recovery. After two weeks, both rabbits were made a full recovery without any further issues.
Keywords: Abscess; Bacterial; Dental; Debridement; Odontogenic Staphylococcal
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