Effect of antimicrobial solution lavage on the palmar digital tendon sheath in horses. Academic Article uri icon


  • Sixteen horses were allotted to 4 groups of 4 horses each to evaluate the effect of tendon sheath lavage with 4 solutions (balanced electrolyte solution, 0.1% povidone-iodine, 0.5% povidone-iodine, and 0.5% chlorhexidine). The synovitis caused by 0.1% povidone-iodine lavage was not appreciably worse than that caused by balanced electrolyte solution lavage, but the 0.5% povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine lavages caused severe synovitis, and, therefore, should not be used for tendon sheath lavage.

published proceedings

  • Am J Vet Res

author list (cited authors)

  • Baird, A. N., Scruggs, D. W., Watkins, J. P., & Taylor, T. S

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Baird, AN||Scruggs, DW||Watkins, JP||Taylor, TS

publication date

  • September 1990