Anna Maria Farca

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Thein vitro synergistic effects of combinations of EDTA-tromethamine and six antimicrobial agents (ampicillin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, streptomycin, nalidixic acid and sulphadimethoxine) on clinically isolated strains ofPseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis andEscherichia coli were investigated. The antibacterial activity was assessed from the(More)
Thein vitro synergistic effects of combinations of EDTA-tromethamine and five antimicrobial agents (ampicillin, cephalexin, oxytetracycline, streptomycin and sulphadimethoxine) on three clinically isolated Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus hominis andStreptococcus faecium) were investigated. The bacteria had been isolated from(More)
A 12-year-old male cat was referred for progressive limb weakness lasting 2 weeks. Physical examination detected muscle atrophy and bilateral renomegaly with distortion of the renal contours. The cat was ambulatory but tetraparetic. It showed a peculiar posture on forelimbs with bilateral flexion of the carpi and extrarotation of forearms. The cat was(More)
The literature analysed by REQUEST (REassesing QUinolone European STandard) using inclusion and exclusion criteria allows to make the conclusion that the proper use of fluoroquinolones (FQ) in canine colitis requires rigorously performed qualification to specific antimicrobial treatment. An infectious agent responsive to FQ therapy plays an integral role in(More)
This report describes an uncommon case of nonamyloidotic fibrillary glomerulonephritis. A 5-year-old female European cat was presented with nephrotic syndrome. Serum biochemistry and urinalysis revealed a mild increase in cholesterol, low total protein, severe hypoalbuminemia, and high proteinuria with a high protein-to-creatinine ratio. An histologic(More)
Despite the availability of different therapeutic options, canine visceral leishmaniosis (CVL) remains a challenging disease to treat. Recently miltefosine has been registered for use in dogs, and different studies have demonstrated its leishmanicidal effect. Moreover, it has been suggested that fluoroquinolones, compared to standard chemotherapeutic(More)
Fluoroquinolones were originally developed for the Gram-negative aerobic spectrum, but the newer generation agents are also highly effective against some Gram-positive pathogens and cause few adverse effects. Owing to these characteristics, fluoroquinolones are often used in first line therapy in small animal practice. However, their widespread use has(More)
The combined effects of the uterine infusion of EDTA-Tris solution and antibiotics have been evaluated in 75 cases of slight, moderate or severe bovine endometritis which did not respond to local routine antimicrobial therapy. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were isolated from uterine swabs. The cows were divided into three groups on the basis of the severity(More)
Intrauterine administration was performed in six Friesan cows with a disposable spray preparation containing 3 g of sulfamonomethoxine and 3 g of oxytetracycline, in order to investigate their serum kinetics. Sulfamonomethoxine levels were determined by a reversed-phase HPLC method, whilst oxytetracycline quantities were detected by a microbiological(More)
Possible synergistic effects of the combination of EDTA-tromethamine (EDTA-Tris) and three antimicrobial agents (cephaloridine, kanendomycin and enrofloxacin) against resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria are reported. Bacteria were isolated from eight cases of chronic otitis externa, five cases of chronic dermatitis and four cases of recurrent(More)