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Treatment of otitis externa associated with Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii in a peach-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) with an acetic and boric acid commercial solution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19673461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 5-year-old lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) was presented with scaly crusts around both external ear openings and exudate present around the left ear. The bird had been treated with ivermectin and enrofloxacin without success. A pure culture of Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii was isolated from both ears. After susceptibility testing, a treatment of an acetic and boric acid solution administered topically 3 times daily was prescribed. The scaly appearance disappeared after 14 days of treatment and C kroppenstedtii could not be reisolated.
An Martel; Freddy Haesebrouck; Tom Hellebuyck; Frank Pasmans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of avian medicine and surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1082-6742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Avian Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-13     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512497     Medline TA:  J Avian Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Acetic Acid / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Administration, Topical
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Bird Diseases
Boric Acids / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Corynebacterium / isolation & purification*
Corynebacterium Infections / drug therapy,  veterinary*
Otitis Externa / drug therapy,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Boric Acids; 11113-50-1/boric acid; 64-19-7/Acetic Acid

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