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1 March 2018 TREATMENT OF MYCOTIC RHINOSINUSITIS IN A BENNETT'S WALLABY (MACROPUS RUFOGRISEUS) USING TOPICAL VORICONAZOLE SUSPENDED IN A REVERSE THERMODYNAMIC PLURONIC GEL
Josephine Bryk Rose, Sarah Davies, Kadie M. Anderson, Graeme S. Allan, Patricia M. Dennis, Richard Malik
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Abstract

An approximately 4-yr-old female Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) was evaluated for chronic left-sided facial swelling and nasal discharge. Computed tomography, endoscopy, biopsy, mycologic culture, and panfungal polymerase chain reaction were consistent with destructive mycotic rhinosinusitis. The patient's infection was treated with a long-term injectable antibiotic, oral antifungal therapy, and multiple intranasal infusions of voriconazole suspended in a reverse thermodynamic pluronic gel. This case represents the first documented case of mycotic rhinosinusitis in a macropod and underlines the importance of advanced cross-sectional imaging in the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of nasal cavity disease in zoo animals.

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Josephine Bryk Rose, Sarah Davies, Kadie M. Anderson, Graeme S. Allan, Patricia M. Dennis, and Richard Malik "TREATMENT OF MYCOTIC RHINOSINUSITIS IN A BENNETT'S WALLABY (MACROPUS RUFOGRISEUS) USING TOPICAL VORICONAZOLE SUSPENDED IN A REVERSE THERMODYNAMIC PLURONIC GEL," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 49(1), 231-236, (1 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0190R.1
Accepted: 1 October 2017; Published: 1 March 2018
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