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Abscess (abscessus), abscess, abscess - a limited cavity filled with pus, formed as a result of focal purulent fusion of tissues.

Etiology. The cause of abscesses is the penetration of microorganisms into the tissue when the skin and mucous membrane is damaged and when foreign bodies get into the tissues. They can be made with medical manipulations (injections, subcutaneous infusions), produced without observing the rules of asepsis. Often, abscesses are formed during suppuration of hematomas and lymphoextrazasates, as well as as a result of the transfer of microbes by blood and lymph from the purulent focus.

Classification. Abscesses, depending on the morphological composition of purulent exudate, are divided into benign and malignant.

A benign abscess contains a thick, creamy purulent exudate with a large number of living white blood cells; the infectious focus is localized by a complete granulation barrier.

Malignant abscess contains liquid purulent exudate with a huge number of microbes and a small number of living leukocytes, tends to generalize the slow-forming granulation barrier, possibly the development of phlegmon.

According to the clinical course, abscesses are divided into hot (acute) and cold (chronic); localization - on the surface and deep.

Clinical signs.
Initially, there is an increase in local temperature, skin hyperemia, pain, then a characteristic cone-shaped swelling, fluctuation on palpation. Common clinical signs are well pronounced in horses. They have an increase in body temperature, increased heart rate and respiration. In cattle, hypotonia of the foreglobe is possible. In such species of animals, leukocytosis and acceleration of CO are observed.

The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical signs, swelling puncture is refined and differentiated.

Treatment. In the initial period (at the stage of infiltration), a short Novocinantibiotic blockade is made. You can use alcohol-ichthyol warming compresses, oil balsamic dressings according to Vishnevsky. With the formed abscesses, purulent exudate is aspirated, after which antibiotics are administered in a small amount with a 0.5% Novocain solution. Cattle should be administered with antibiotics enzymes (fibrilysin, himopsin, himotrypsin, etc.). After 2–3 days, purulent exudate is aspirated. With a large accumulation of his abscess after 5-6 days, the infected wound is opened and treated.
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