Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 121–123

Successful treatment of severe conjunctivitis and blepharitis caused by Escherichia coli in an ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Authors

    • Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary MedicineIslamic Azad University-Karaj Branch
  • Amin Sabzevari
    • Member of Young Researchers Club, School of Veterinary MedicineIslamic Azad University-Garmsar Branch
  • Nargess Khorami
    • Member of Young Researchers Club, School of Veterinary MedicineIslamic Azad University-Science and Research Branch
  • Hassan Vahedi
    • Private Practitioner
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00580-009-0940-6

Cite this article as:
Selk Ghaffari, M., Sabzevari, A., Khorami, N. et al. Comp Clin Pathol (2010) 19: 121. doi:10.1007/s00580-009-0940-6

Abstract

The aim of the present report was to describe the clinical features and antibiotic susceptibility of severe conjunctivitis and blepharitis caused by Escherichia coli in an ostrich. A 2-month-old ostrich chick was presented with a 5-day history of left periocular swellings and severe conjunctivitis and blepharitis. There were no other abnormalities. The bacteria cultured from the pus aspirated from the periocular swellings were identified to be E. coli. Sensitivities were determined by a modified disc diffusion method, and isolates were fully susceptible to ciprofloxacin, co-trimoxazole, gentamicin, amikacin and chloramphenicol. The ostrich was treated by intramuscular ceftriaxone (10 mg/kg) BID for 1 week. The eye was treated with topical 0.3% ciprofloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution for 2 weeks.

Keywords

Conjunctivitis Blepharitis Escherichia coli Ostrich

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