Terapia con antimicrobianos en equinos

De Jesús Cortés-Delgadillo, Felipe
January 2007
Revista de Sanidad Militar;ene/feb2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
Antimicrobial therapy in horses has been changing constantly, because there are many drugs not practical to administer. Horses cannot absorb diverse drugs orally and cost of many substances is prohibitive because of the equines' size. Horses are also susceptible to adverse reactions that limit the use of some antibiotics; for example, lincosamides can affect the intestinal bacteria and cause enteritis, aminoglycosides can affect the kidneys and fluoroquinolones should not be administered to young horses because of risk of developing damage in the articular cartilage. In spite of these situations it is essential that equines with severe infections receive a suitable therapy. Bacterial resistance in infections is an emergent problem, and the use of highly active substances is priority. The rational use of these drugs is even essential to prevent later resistance development. This article will review some of the concepts that guide the therapy with antibiotics in equines informing the most recent dosage in literature, being an important strategy in the effectiveness of treatments and will help in the effective antibiotic prescription.


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