Multidrug therapy of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium infection in experimentally inoculated budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).

Multidrug therapy of Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium infection in experimentally inoculated budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus). Avian Pathol. 2015 Sep 12;:1-18 Authors: Ledwoń A, Dolka I, Dolka B, Cegiełkowska M, Czopowicz M, Szeleszczuk P Abstract The aim of the study was to determine whether the four-month experimental therapy of mycobacteriosis in budgerigars may cause a complete recovery. A group of nine budgerigars was infected with a Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium isolate with proven pathogenicity for budgerigars. Five weeks post-inoculation, multidrug therapy was started. Another group comprising six birds received the same treatment without inoculation, and the third group also comprising six birds was kept without treatment as a control. The adopted antibiotic regimen included clarithromycin 61 mg/kg b.w., moxifloxacin 25 mg/kg b.w. and ethambutol 60 mg/kg b.w. administered by crop gavage every 12 h for 18 weeks. Despite a significant improvement in the condition of the treated birds, the four month therapy was not sufficient for a complete recovery of all treated birds. PMID: 26364975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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