Kareem O Kafilat1*, Aina O Oluwagbemiga1, Enwuru A Christian2, Awoderu B Oluwatoyin2 and Bamgbose J Damilare1
1Biochemistry and Nutrition Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria
2Center for Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Kareem O Kafilat, Biochemistry and Nutrition Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria.
Received: September 19, 2022; Published: October 04, 2022
New Zealand White rabbits were presented with corneal opacity and watery discharge from the eyes. Repeat syndromic management using antimicrobial treatment with gentamicin did not lead to clinical improvement. Using standard protocols, a definitive diagnosis was made with microbiological culture and antibiogram at the Center for Infectious Disease Research laboratory. Biochemical analysis revealed Pseudomonas aeruginosa as the etiologic agent, and it has been reported as a common organism associated with bacterial keratitis. The antibiotic susceptibility tests showed sensitivity to piperacillin, ceftazidime, and imipenem, which are recommended choices for Pseudomonas. However, the animals were subjected to a second-line antibiotic (Ciprofloxacin) treatment for 7 days, and by the 5th day, the symptoms were relieved. A hematological examination showed neutropenia and lymphopenia. The findings of this report underscore the need for microbial isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing before the medical armamentarium.
Keywords: Corneal Infection; Rabbits; Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Citation: Kareem O Kafilat., et al. “Corneal Infection in Rabbits Caused by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.11 (2022): 06-11.
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