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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:40:10 -0400
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret with osteomyelitis. please help!
Thank you so very much, Bruce.
This is way out of my league.
On Aug 13, 2007, at 6:43 PM, Bruce Williams, DVM wrote:
> Dear Luciana:
> It certainly sounds like you are making the right decisions. You have
> done the culture and gotten the sensitivity which has helped you
> the right antibiotics. And you have started them today. Now, I think
> that the spectrum of enofloxacin and ciprofloxacin is pretty much the
> same, so you may not need both of them.
> The most important thing to remember is that you have a bone
> and a widespread soft tissue infection - this is going to be a very
> long haul. In the U.S., he would probably get IV antibiotics for the
> first 5-7 days, which are imortant in achieving the levels in the
> bone. With oral administration, it may work, but it will take
> considerably longer.
> ust remember that antibiotics have a certain level - more is not
> better, two types are not better than one that is proven to be
> effective against the bacteria in the lab. Stay consistent, and be
> prpared for months of administration.
> With kindest regards,
> Bruce Williams, DVM
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lumazzanti" <lumazzanti@...>
> > The wound after the amputation stopped healing and now he is having
> > more and more wounds near that area (lower abdomen and genitals).
> > The vet did a culture of one of the ulcers
> > and the result says it is Pseudomonas bacteria. He has already been
> > treated for the past weeks with Doxicilin (and many other
> > and it was not working so the vet switched to Baytril (which we
> > started giving today, after we got the lab results)... we are
> > combining the Enrofloxacin (Baytril) with Ciprofloxacin. The culture
> > result showed reaction of the bacteria to only 3 antibiotics and we
> > are using 2 right now. > Luciana.
Sukie (not a vet)
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