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FONSECA, Stella Alves da et al. Microbiological analysis of bacterial plaque of periodontal disease on dogs and effects of antibioticotherapy on it. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.8, pp.1424-1429. ISSN 0103-8478.

The objective was to determine microbiote of the subgingival bacterial plaque of dogs with periodontal disease (PD) and establish the effect of antibioticotherapy on its reduction. Twenty dogs with varied stages of PD were evaluated and samples of their subgingival bacterial plaque were collected. Distinct antibiotic protocols were used in two groups with ten animals each: clindamycin (G1) and metronidazole + espiramycin (G2). New subgingival samples were collected 15 days after antibiotic therapy started. There were observed subgingival bacterial culture on most dogs with PD and correlation between severity of PD and age. There was reduction of bacterial growth in 20% of the samples after treatment and antibiogram showed higher sensibility to clindamycin, followed by espiramycin - all microorganisms were resistant to metronidazole.

Keywords : periodontal disease; bacterial plaque; dogs; antibioticotherapy; clindamycin; methronidazole; espiramycin.

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