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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 467010, 5 pages
Research Article

Efficacy of Cefpodoxime with Clavulanic Acid in the Treatment of Recurrent Pyoderma in Dogs

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 5170502, India
2TVCC, C.V.Sc., Proddatur, Andhra Prandesh 516360, India
3Department of Veterinary Medicine, C.V.Sc., Tirupati, Andhra Prandesh, India
4Department of Veterinary Medicine, C.V.Sc., Gannavaram, Andhra Prandesh, India
5Department of Veterinary Parasitology, C.V.Sc., Proddatur, Andhra Prandesh, India

Received 2 October 2013; Accepted 26 November 2013; Published 12 January 2014

Academic Editors: E. Bártová, G. A. Presicce, and F. Titti

Copyright © 2014 B. Sudhakara Reddy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the present study on recurrent pyoderma, dogs with a history of more than three episodes of skin infections in a period of one year were selected. The associated conditions and (or) underlying factors revealed upon thorough investigation were demodicosis, Malassezia dermatitis, flea infestation, hypothyroidism, keratinization disorder (seborrhea), combination of Malassezia dermatitis and tick infestation, and a combination of scabies and tick infestation. Therapy was given with cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid along with appropriate simultaneous medication for the underlying associated conditions. In all the cases response to therapy was excellent. Improvement was noticed by 9 to 19 days and 17 to 21 days in recurrent superficial and deep pyoderma, respectively. In one dog, relapse occurred by 45 days due to the associated condition of hypothyroidism which was confirmed through laboratory findings. Cefpodoxime with clavulanic acid proved to be an effective, safe, and convenient antibiotic for the treatment of recurrent pyoderma in dogs without any side effects.