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1 June 2015 Use of a Vascular Access Port for Antibiotic Administration in the Treatment of Pododermatitis in a Chicken
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Bacterial culture and susceptibility testing results of a wound on the plantar aspect of the foot of a 4-year-old, male chicken with a class IV pododermatitis revealed a multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli bacterium, sensitive to only a few antibiotics including ceftazidime. Concerns over the volume and frequency of antibiotic injections, combined with the likely duration of treatment, led to the use of a vascular access port to facilitate intravenous antimicrobial therapy. The port was placed and maintained for 5 months without complication, and the infection was resolved. This case illustrates the feasibility and application of a vascular port in an avian patient requiring long-term intravenous therapy.

Robert James Tyson Doneley, Bruce Austen Smith, and Justine Susanah Gibson "Use of a Vascular Access Port for Antibiotic Administration in the Treatment of Pododermatitis in a Chicken," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 29(2), 130-135, (1 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.1647/2014-023
Published: 1 June 2015
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