Clinical Edge, Aug 1, 2005 - Veterinary Medicine
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Clinical Edge, Aug 1, 2005
Urinary Tract Infections
Treating UTIs with fluoroquinolones: A case study
By Scott A. Brown, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Florie is a 4-year-old, spayed female Labrador-shepherd crossbred dog. Until six months ago, Florie's medical history was unremarkable. At that time, she was diagnosed with a bacterial urinary tract infection (UTI) based on the presence of hematuria and pollakiuria; she received 500 mg cephalexin orally once daily by the referring veterinarian for five days.
Otitis Externa
Treatment of Pseudomonas otitis in the dog
By Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD
Otitis externa is a common presenting problem in clinical practice. In chronic cases, the infection frequently extends to the middle ear. While multiple factors contribute to otitis development and subsequent secondary infections, the organisms found most often in affected ears include Staphylococcus species, Malassezia pachydermatis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pyoderma
Fluoroquinolones and pyoderma: Using the best drug at the right dosage
By Keith A. Hnilica, DVM, MS, DACVD , Elizabeth R. May, DVM, DACVD , Sandra Sargent, DVM
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics represent one of the greatest developments in antibiotic therapy in the last fifty years. However, with their tremendous benefit comes great risk.

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