Moxifloxacin

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Moxifloxacin is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class similar to enrofloxacin.

In feline medicine it is used for rapidly growing Mycobacterium spp[1], Bartonella spp[2] and Nocardia spp infections.

Recommended dose in cats is 5 mg/kg orally once daily.

References

  1. Govendir M et al (2011) Susceptibility of rapidly growing mycobacteria isolated from cats and dogs, to ciprofloxacin, enrofloxacin and moxifloxacin. Vet Microbiol 147(1-2):113-118
  2. Dörbecker C et al (2006) In vitro susceptibility of Bartonella species to 17 antimicrobial compounds: comparison of Etest and agar dilution. J Antimicrob Chemother 58(4):784-788
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