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Lookup NU author(s): Henri Bertrand,
Dr Aurelie Thomas,
Emeritus Professor Paul Flecknell
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Background: Preputial gland infection is a common occurrence in non-breeder male mice and can lead to abscesses. This report describes a surgical approach to treating and preventing this condition.Results: Surgical removal of the glands was undertaken in 258 male C3H/HeNHsd mice. The glands were successfully removed in all of the animals with a low rate of post-surgery complications. Abscess recurrence due to incomplete gland resection occurred in 2.3 % of animals. Surgical wound opening (3.1 %) and infection of the surgical site (2.3 %) also occurred but were treated successfully.Conclusion: In the study described here, early intervention was successful in preventing intercurrent infection compromising both animal welfare and the outcome of the study.
Author(s): Bertrand HGMJ, Thomas AA, Ellen YC, Dorward RS, Flecknell PA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: BMC Veterinary Research
Print publication date: 19/01/2016
Online publication date: 19/01/2016
Acceptance date: 14/01/2016
Date deposited: 27/07/2016
ISSN (electronic): 1746-6148
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
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