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Efficacy of Miconazole Nitrate against Favus in Oriental Breed Chickens

Francine A. Bradley, A. A. Bickford and Richard L. Walker
Avian Diseases
Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1995), pp. 900-901
DOI: 10.2307/1592430
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1592430
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Abstract

Miconazole nitrate 2% was tested for its efficacy against Microsporum gallinae (the causative agent in favus) in a flock of various Oriental breed (Shamo and Aseel) and crossbreed chickens. Six adult males showing clinical signs of favus were randomized into control and experimental groups. The males were maintained on individual tiecords on the range, with no physical contact between birds. The experimental birds had the affected areas washed with soap and water and dried, and an ointment of miconazole nitrate 2% was applied. The experimental birds received the treatment twice a day for 34 days. Scrapings from the affected areas of all birds were cultured at the beginning and end of the test. At the end of the treatment period, the control birds were still positive for M. gallinae, but the organism could not be cultured from the treated birds. /// El nitrato de miconazol fue ensayado para su eficacia contra Microsporum gallinae, el agente causal de la tiña, en un lote de varias razas orientales (Shamo y Aseel) y otros cruces de pollos. Seis machos que mostraban signos clínicos fueron distribuidos al azar entre grupos controles y experimentales. Los machos fueron mantenidos amarrados de una extremidad, sin contacto físico entre ellos. En las aves del grupo experimental, el área afectada fue lavada con jabón y agua, y secada antes de la aplicación de la pomada de nitrato de miconazol al 2%. El tratamiento se realizó dos veces diarias durante 34 días. Raspados de las áreas afectadas fueron cultivados al inicio y al final de este período. Al final del tratamiento, los controles fueron aún positivos para M. gallinae, pero el organismo no pudo ser cultivado en las aves tratadas.

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