General information on Osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone and is more common to cats than dogs. During a fight with another cat the puncture wounds are more prone to bacterial infection and can progress into the bone. Other causes include surgical operations and open fractures.
Symptoms of Osteomyelitis
Symptoms of Osteomyelitis may include pain, fever lameness, swelling and discharge through the sinus tract.
Treatments for Osteomyelitis
Your vet will need to determine the type of infection by taking bacterial cultures to determine the correct antibiotic needed to treat the infection. Osteomyelitis treatments can include surgical cleansing, removal of infected bone an overlying tissue with wide open drainage.
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Osteomyelitis experience by - Susan
Our cat started with a soft lump over her left eye with tearing "weeping" eyes. The first vet diagnosed her with allergies. The second vet did some surgery, took cultures, sent them to A & M for analysis. The conclusion is murky, but she is currently on an antibiotic and prednisone and is failing. I really need help.
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