Intermittent antimicrobial infusion for management of a septic distal interphalangeal joint in a horse. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 13-month-old Quarter Horse colt sustained a puncture wound to the frog region of the foot, which penetrated the navicular bursa and distal interphalangeal joint, 7 days prior to examination. A street-nail procedure was performed to debride the tract and provide drainage of the navicular bursa and distal interphalangeal joint. An indwelling lavage system was placed through the dorsal aspect of the joint and antimicrobials were infused intermittently to supply a high local concentration of drug and to frequently lavage the distal interphalangeal joint and navicular bursa.

published proceedings

  • J Am Vet Med Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • McClure, S. R., Hooper, R. N., & Watkins, J. P

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • McClure, SR||Hooper, RN||Watkins, JP

publication date

  • March 1993