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An Urban Experience
WSVA7-0176 FELINE MEDICINE
CLINICAL AND THERAPEUTIC ASPECTS OF INFECTION BY MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS IN DOMESTIC CAT - CASE REPORT
A. de Sousa Alves1, E. Lucena de Oliveira2,
S. Barros Araújo3, J. da Silva Ferreira1,
L.K. Gomes de Medeiros4, A. Pereira de Souza5
1Federal University Campina Grande, Master Student in Veterinary Medicine, Patos - PB, Brazil
2Federal University Campina Grande, Academic of Veterinary Medicine, Patos - PB, Brazil
3Federal University of Piauí, Veterinary in Image Diagnostic, Bom Jesus - PI, Brazil
4Federal University Campina Grande, Resident in Veterinary Anesthesiology, Patos - PB, Brazil
5Federal University Campina Grande, PhD- Professor in Veterinary Medicine Course, Patos - PB, Brazil
Introduction
Tuberculosis is an important zoonosis and one of its main causative agents is Mycobacterium bovis, which is part of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
Objectives
This article aims to report a case of Mycobacterium bovis infection in a domestic cat, emphasizing its clinical and therapeutic aspects.
Methods
A 6-month-old male feline, mongrel with a history
of ingestion of unboiled cow’s milk and after
developed signs of anorexia, unproductive cough
and lymphadenomegaly. At the physical examination,
he had enlargement of mandibular, pre-scapular and popliteal lymph nodes; Leukocytosis by neutrophilia
on the BCC and in the radiographic examination it
was possible to evidence a mixed pulmonary pattern. Additional, cytological and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were performed for a better diagnosis.
Than, Stain blades by Ziehl Neelsen was made and
we observed a marked amount of bacteria acid type bacilli acid resistant, compatible with Mycobacterium spp. An incisional biopsy of the popliteal lymph node was performed,  xed in 10% formalin for histological processing and immunohistochemistry (IHC). The anti- Mycobacterium spp antibody was used, checking strong immunostaining in the analyzed tissue. In view of the suspicion of Mycobacterium infection, the combination therapy of 3 antimicrobials (Enro oxacin 5 mg/kg, Clarithromycin 10 mg/kg, and Rifampicin 15 mg/kg) was administered orally.
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Results
In the postoperative period, cefalexin (25mg/kg Orally) was prescribed for 10 days, meloxicam (0.1mg/kg Orally) for 3 days, tramadol (3mg/kg Orally), for 5 days and antiseptic ointment on the surgical wound.
Conclusions
After 15 days of surgery, the animal returned for reassessment and removal of the stitches and was clinically healthy.


































































































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