TREATMENT OF MYCOTIC RHINOSINUSITIS IN A BENNETT'S WALLABY ( MACROPUS RUFOGRISEUS) USING TOPICAL VORICONAZOLE SUSPENDED IN A REVERSE THERMODYNAMIC PLURONIC GEL.

Author: 

Rose JB, Davies S, Anderson KM, Allan GS, Dennis PM, Malik R
J Zoo Wildl Med. 2018 Mar;49(1):231-236

Abstract: 

An approximately 4-yr-old female Bennett's wallaby ( Macropus rufogriseus) was evaluated for chronic left-sided facial swelling and nasal discharge. Computed tomography, endoscopy, biopsy, mycologic culture, and panfungal polymerase chain reaction were consistent with destructive mycotic rhinosinusitis. The patient's infection was treated with a long-term injectable antibiotic, oral antifungal therapy, and multiple intranasal infusions of voriconazole suspended in a reverse thermodynamic pluronic gel. This case represents the first documented case of mycotic rhinosinusitis in a macropod and underlines the importance of advanced cross-sectional imaging in the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of nasal cavity disease in zoo animals.

KEYWORDS:

Bennett's wallaby; Macropus rufogriseus; computed tomography; mycotic rhinosinusitis; pluronic