Treatment of Prostatic Abscesses by Aspiration of the Purulent Matter and Injection of Tea Tree Oil Into the Cavities in Dogs

J Vet Med Sci. 2006 Nov;68(11):1215-7. doi: 10.1292/jvms.68.1215.


Ultrasonography-guided transabdominal needle aspiration was carried out to remove 3 to 14 ml of purulent matter from the cavities of prostatic abscesses in 6 dogs, and the same volume of tea tree oil was injected into the cavities to treat the abscesses. The same treatment was repeated 3 weeks later in 4 dogs, and subsequent disappearance of the purulent matter in the cavities and a marked reduction in the volume of the cavities were observed. These findings indicate that the treatment of prostatic abscesses by aspiration of the purulent matter and injection of tea tree oil into the cavities is very effective in dogs.

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / therapy
  • Abscess / veterinary*
  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Dog Diseases / therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Male
  • Prostatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Prostatic Diseases / drug therapy
  • Prostatic Diseases / therapy
  • Prostatic Diseases / veterinary*
  • Suction / veterinary*
  • Tea Tree Oil / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography


  • Tea Tree Oil