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Infectious (septic) arthritis of the distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joint in cattle
  1. HW Merkens,
  2. JS van Dieten and
  3. AW Kersjes


The results of treatment of infectious (septic) bone spavin in cattle admitted to the department of large animal surgery, Utrecht University, between 1961 and 1982 are reviewed. Treatment comprised either antibiotic administration, radiation or surgery, of which the latter two methods appeared to produce better results. However, radiation of the affected area was both time consuming and expensive. Therefore, surgical treatment is advocated.

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