POSTOPERATIVE WOUND INFECTION ОF HARD PALATE WITH KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE IN A DOG: CASE REPORT
AbstractInfection of wounds in dogs and cats with enterobacteria from the genus Klebsiella spp. are rare in clinical practice. A female, Bull Terrier was brought to the veterinary clinic "BLvet" Banja Luka at the age of 8 months. Аccording to the owner, the dog was operated in another clinic and a several weeks later they noticed an abundant nasal discharge. Clinical examination revealed that the general condition of the dog was unchanged. There was a noticeable abundant purulent discharge, light-green in color with food remains from the nostrils. In the oral cavity, a foul breath - foetor ex ore was registered. By examining the oral cavity, a fresh-infected wound on the hard palate was visible. The wound healing was difficult due to the present infection, leaving the edges of the palate wound unattached. Only after taking a swab of the bottom of the wound, it could be noticed that this was an active suppurative process. Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from the wound of the dog's palate.