This study determined the extent and duration of cutaneous acidification caused by a single application of four acidifying sprays, vinegar, and water. Multivariate repeated measures analysis of variance revealed a significant difference between the six sprays (F=15.3; P≤0.001). Linear contrast tests showed that the effects of the acidifying sprays were significantly different from vinegar and water (F=6.0; P≤0.001), and vinegar was significantly different from water (F=13.8; P≤0.001). The acidifying sprays decreased cutaneous pH to <6.0 for a mean range of 50 to 65 hours, while vinegar did so for a mean of 12 hours.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals