Comparative efficacy of pradofloxacin and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid
The predominant bacteria isolated were Pasteurella spp. (24.3 %), Staphylococcus spp. (18.5 %), Staphylococcus intermedius (15.3 %), Streptococcus spp. (12.6 %), E. coli (7.7 %) and Pseudomonas spp. (5.4 %).
Cats were treated with pradofloxacin 2,5% oral suspension at 5 mg/kg once daily and the control group with Synulox® suspension at 12.5 mg/kg body weight (10 mg amoxicillin, 2.5 mg clavulanic acid) twice daily for 7 consecutive days in both groups.
At the end of the study, 97 % of the cats of the pradofloxacin group were cured compared to 99% in the amoxicillin/clavulanic acid group. The Wound Scores and General Condition Scores decreased significantly in both treatment groups over the study period. There were no significant differences in these parameters between the treatment groups.