Tag Archives: Fluconazole

Therapy For Specific Diseases Of The External Ear Canal

Ectoparasites Thorough cleaning of the external ear canal, treatment of all household pets, and whole-body therapy should be considered in the treatment regimen for ear mites. Pets with no clinical signs may be asymptomatic carriers and a reservoir for reinfestation. Otic parasiticides such as pyrethrins, rotenone, amitraz, and carbaryl must be administered every 24 hours… Read More »

Inflammatory Diseases

Viral Rhinitis Viral rhinitis is a prominent disease in cats. The initial clinical signs are paroxysmal sneezing, conjunctivitis, and serous ocular and nasal discharge. About 5 days after the onset of sneezing, the nasal discharge becomes mucopurulent and there may be ocular complications. The condition usually persists for 2 to 3 weeks. Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1)… Read More »

Antifungal drugs

Treatment of fungal infections may include either systemic or topical medication. Topical antifungal drugs are used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin, ear, and eye. Systemic antifungal drugs are discussed below. Discussion of dermatophytosis (ringworm) and topical treatment is included in site. Griseofulvin is the main systemic medication used although ketoconazole or… Read More »

ETRETINATE

ACITRETIN Note Etretinate has recently been withdrawn from the market by its manufacturer and replaced with acitretin. Acitretin is an active metabolite of etritinate and has the same indications, but acitretin is reportedly dosed at a rate of 2/3’s that of etrinate. For example, if the dose for etrinate is 2 mg/kg, then acitretin would… Read More »