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S Berlin, S Wallstabe, E Scheuch, S Oswald, M Hasan, D Wegner, M Grube, M Venner, A Ullrich, W Siegmund
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment of foals with severe abscessing lung infection caused by Rhodococcus equi using rifampicin and a macrolide antibiotic can be compromised by extensive inhibition and/or induction of drug metabolising enzymes (e.g. CYP3A4) and transport proteins (e.g. P-glycoprotein), as has been shown for rifampicin and clarithromycin. The combination of rifampicin with the new, poorly metabolised gamithromycin, a long-acting analogue of azithromycin and tulathromycin with lower pharmacokinetic interaction potential, might be a suitable alternative...
December 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
Ulrich Klein, Anno de Jong, Hilde Moyaert, Farid El Garch, Rocio Leon, Alexandra Richard-Mazet, Markus Rose, Dominiek Maes, Andrew Pridmore, Jill R Thomson, Roger D Ayling
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in pigs and Mycoplasma bovis in cattle are major pathogens affecting livestock across Europe and are the focus of the MycoPath pan-European antimicrobial susceptibility monitoring programme. Fifty M. hyopneumoniae isolates from Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom (UK), and 156 M. bovis isolates from France, Hungary, Spain and the UK that met specific criteria were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility in a central laboratory by using a microbroth dilution method. Specific isolate criteria included recovery from animals not recently treated with antimicrobials, isolates from different locations within each country and retaining only one isolate per farm...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
Ilka Ute Emmerich
In 2016, only one newly developed active pharmaceutical ingredient for horses and food-producing animals was released on the German market for veterinary drug products. The immunomodulator Pegbovigrastim is now available as an injection solution for cattle (Imrestor(®)). Four established veterinary active pharmaceutical ingredients are available for further species: the ectoparasitic Amitraz (Apitraz(®)) from the triazapentadiene group was additionally authorized for honeybees, the expectorant Bromhexine (Exflow(®) Vet) for chickens, turkeys and ducks and the macrolide antibiotic Gamithromycin (Zactran(®)) for pigs...
June 20, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
S A Mahendran, R Booth, N J Bell, M Burge
One hundred and fifty-four preweaning calves were followed between May and October 2015. Calves were fitted with continuous monitoring temperature probes (TempVerified FeverTag), programmed so a flashing light emitting diode (LED) light was triggered following six hours of a sustained ear canal temperature of ≥39.7°C. A total of 83 calves (61.9 per cent) developed undifferentiated fever, with a presumptive diagnosis of pneumonia through exclusion of other calf diseases. Once fever was detected, calves were randomly allocated to treatment groups...
July 7, 2017: Veterinary Record
K M Abell, M E Theurer, R L Larson, B J White, M Apley
The objective of this project was to evaluate the effects of antimicrobials approved for parenteral metaphylactic use in feeder and stocker calves on morbidity and mortality for bovine respiratory disease with the use of a mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis. An initial literature review was conducted in April 2016 through Pubmed, Agricola, and CAB (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau) for randomized controlled trials for metaphylaxis antimicrobial administered parentally to incoming feedlot or stocker calves within 48 h of arrival...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
E Snyder, B Credille, R Berghaus, S Giguère
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in North American beef cattle. () is the bacterial pathogen most frequently isolated from cattle with BRD and the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in this pathogen has been increasing. Administration of antimicrobials to prevent BRD is commonplace in stocker cattle, but the impact of this practice on emergence of resistance in is unknown. High risk, sale barn origin bull and steer calves ( = 169) were transported to a stocker facility in central Georgia and sampled via deep nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) at arrival processing...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
S Berlin, T Randow, E Scheuch, M Grube, M Venner, W Siegmund
The long-acting azalide antibiotic gamithromycin is marketed for intramuscular treatment of bovine and swine infections. Off-label use in foals leads to severe local lesions likely caused by hyperosmolality of the injected solution. We provide evidence from a pharmacokinetic study in 10 warm-blooded healthy foals for intravenous bolus injection of gamithromycin diluted in distilled water to be a safe and well tolerated alternative. By intravenous dosing, markedly higher plasma exposure and better penetration into bronchoalveolar lavage cells but lower distribution into epithelial lining fluid are achieved as after intramuscular or subcutaneous administration...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sarah F Capik, Brad J White, Brian V Lubbers, Michael D Apley, Keith D DeDonder, Robert L Larson, Greg P Harhay, Carol G Chitko-McKown, Dayna M Harhay, Ted S Kalbfleisch, Gennie Schuller, Michael L Clawson
OBJECTIVE To compare predictive values, extent of agreement, and gamithromycin susceptibility between bacterial culture results of nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples obtained from calves with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). ANIMALS 28 beef calves with clinical BRD. PROCEDURES Pooled bilateral NPS samples and BALF samples were obtained for bacterial culture from calves immediately before and at various times during the 5 days after gamithromycin (6 mg/kg, SC, once) administration...
March 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
A M O'Connor, C Yuan, J N Cullen, J F Coetzee, N da Silva, C Wang
Bovine respiratory disease is the most economically important disease of feedlot cattle in North America. Choice of antibiotic is a critical factor for producers and veterinarians. We previously published a mixed-treatment comparison meta-analysis that combined evidence from published trials and published estimates of comparative efficacy for 12 antibiotics registered for use in the USA. Some of the comparative efficacy estimates were based only on indirect evidence. Since the original review was published, new studies that provide direct evidence of comparative efficacy have been published...
September 15, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Keith D DeDonder, Dayna M Harhay, Michael D Apley, Brian V Lubbers, Michael L Clawson, Gennie Schuller, Gregory P Harhay, Brad J White, Robert L Larson, Sarah F Capik, Jim E Riviere, Ted Kalbfleisch, Ronald K Tessman
The objectives of this study were; first, to describe gamithromycin susceptibility of Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni isolated from cattle diagnosed with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and previously treated with either gamithromycin for control of BRD (mass medication=MM) or sham-saline injected (control=CON); second, to describe the macrolide resistance genes present in genetically typed M. haemolytica isolates; third, use whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to correlate the phenotypic resistance and genetic determinants for resistance among M...
August 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
Anneleen Watteyn, Mathias Devreese, Elke Plessers, Heidi Wyns, An Garmyn, Vishwanatha R A P Reddy, Frank Pasmans, An Martel, Freddy Haesebrouck, Patrick De Backer, Siska Croubels
Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale is an avian respiratory pathogen that affects turkeys. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of gamithromycin (GAM) against O. rhinotracheale in turkeys. The birds were inoculated oculonasally with 10(8) colony-forming units (cfu) of O. rhinotracheale, preceded by infection with avian metapneumovirus. In addition to a negative (CONTR-) and a positive control group (CONTR+) there were two treated groups administered GAM (6 mg/kg) either subcutaneously (GAM SC) or orally (GAM PO) by administration as a single bolus at one-day post-bacterial infection (p...
October 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
Elke Plessers, Heidi Wyns, Anneleen Watteyn, Bart Pardon, Siegrid De Baere, Stanislas U Sys, Patrick De Backer, Siska Croubels
Macrolide antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been reported to be modulators of the innate immune response, irrespectively of their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions. Therefore, it was our objective to evaluate whether the macrolide gamithromycin (GAM) and the NSAID ketoprofen (KETO) attenuate the acute-phase response in calves, and whether their combined administration is beneficial due to synergistic and/or additive effects. To this end, both drugs, as well as their combination, were studied in a previously developed inflammation model, i...
March 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
E Plessers, A Watteyn, H Wyns, B Pardon, P De Backer, S Croubels
The aim of this study was to define the in vivo immunomodulatory properties of the macrolide antibiotic gamithromycin in calves, with respect to the acute phase response. Additionally, the corticosteroid dexamethasone was included as a positive control immunomodulatory drug. Both drugs, as well as their combination,were studied in a previously developed inflammation model,which was initiated by an intravenous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge (0.5 μg/kg body weight). Twenty-four 4-week-old male Holstein Friesian calves were randomized into four groups: no pharmacological treatment (n = 6) or a pharmacological treatment with gamithromycin (n= 6), dexamethasone (n= 6) or their combination (n= 6) 1 h prior to LPS administration...
December 2015: Research in Veterinary Science
Heidi Wyns, Evelyne Meyer, Elke Plessers, Anneleen Watteyn, Thomas van Bergen, Stijn Schauvliege, Siegrid De Baere, Mathias Devreese, Patrick De Backer, Siska Croubels
The immunomodulatory properties of gamithromycin (GAM), ketoprofen (KETO) and their combination (GAM-KETO) were investigated after both in vitro and in vivo lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation. The influence of these drugs was measured on the production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and the pro-inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-1β in both LPS-stimulated porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and LPS-challenged pigs. Additionally, effects on the production of acute phase proteins (APPs), including pig major acute phase protein (pig-MAP) and C-reactive protein (CRP), as well as on the development of fever, pulmonary symptoms and sickness behaviour were investigated...
December 15, 2015: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
K D DeDonder, M D Apley, M Li, R Gehring, D M Harhay, B V Lubbers, B J White, S F Capik, B KuKanich, J E Riviere, R K Tessman
The objectives of this study were to determine (i) whether an association exists between individual pharmacokinetic parameters and treatment outcome when feeder cattle were diagnosed with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and treated with gamithromycin (Zactran(®) ) at the label dose and (ii) whether there was a stronger association between treatment outcome and gamithromycin concentration in plasma or in the pulmonary epithelial lining fluid (PELF) effect compartment. The study design was a prospective, blinded, randomized clinical trial utilizing three groups of 60 (362-592 lb) steers/bulls randomly allocated within origin to sham injection or gamithromycin mass medication...
April 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Anneleen Watteyn, Mathias Devreese, Siegrid De Baere, Heidi Wyns, Elke Plessers, Filip Boyen, Freddy Haesebrouck, Patrick De Backer, Siska Croubels
The macrolide gamithromycin (GAM) has the ability to accumulate in tissues of the respiratory tract. Consequently, GAM might be a suitable antibiotic to treat bacterial respiratory infections in poultry, such as Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale. As O. rhinotracheale infections are common in turkey flocks, the aim of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of GAM in plasma, lung tissue, and pulmonary epithelial lining fluid (PELF) of turkeys and to correlate them with pharmacodynamic (PD) characteristics (PK/PD)...
September 2015: Poultry Science
Siegrid De Baere, Mathias Devreese, Anneleen Watteyn, Heidi Wyns, Elke Plessers, Patrick De Backer, Siska Croubels
A sensitive and specific method for the quantitative determination of gamithromycin in animal plasma, lung tissue and pulmonary epithelial lining fluid (PELF) using liquid chromatography combined with heated electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. The sample preparation was rapid, straightforward and consisted of a deproteinization and phospholipid removal step using an Oasis(®) Ostro™ 96-well plate (chicken, turkey and calf plasma) or HybridSPE(®)-Phospholipid SPE cartridges (pig plasma and turkey lung tissue), while a liquid-liquid extraction with diethyl ether in alkaline medium was used for PELF of turkey poults...
June 12, 2015: Journal of Chromatography. A
Meredyth L Jones, Kevin E Washburn, Virginia R Fajt, Somchai Rice, Johann F Coetzee
BACKGROUND: Deep digital septic conditions represent some of the most refractory causes of severe lameness in cattle. The objective of this study was to determine the distribution of tulathromycin, gamithromycin and florfenicol into the synovial fluid of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint of cattle after single subcutaneous administration of drug to evaluate the potential usefulness of these single-dose, long-acting antimicrobials for treating bacterial infections of the joints in cattle...
2015: BMC Veterinary Research
Meredyth L Jones, Kevin E Washburn, Virginia R Fajt, Somchai Rice, Johann F Coetzee
BACKGROUND: Deep digital septic conditions represent some of the most refractory causes of severe lameness in cattle. The objective of this study was to determine the distribution of tulathromycin, gamithromycin and florfenicol into the synovial fluid of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint of cattle after single subcutaneous administration of drug to evaluate the potential usefulness of these single-dose, long-acting antimicrobials for treating bacterial infections of the joints in cattle...
December 2015: BMC Veterinary Research
F Hildebrand, M Venner, S Giguère
BACKGROUND: Gamithromycin is active in vitro against the bacterial agents most commonly associated with bronchopneumonia in older foals. However, the clinical efficacy and safety of this drug have not been investigated. HYPOTHESIS: Gamithromycin is effective for the treatment of bronchopneumonia in foals. ANIMALS: One hundred and twenty-one foals on a farm endemic for infections caused by Rhodococcus equi. METHODS: In a controlled, randomized, and double blinded clinical trial, foals with ultrasonographic evidence of pulmonary abscesses (abscess score 8...
January 2015: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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