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Treatment of Coccidioides immitis pneumonia in two horses with fluconazole
  1. J. C. Higgins, DVM1,
  2. G. S. Leith, DVM, MS, DAVBP1,
  3. D. Pappagianis, MD, PhD2 and
  4. N. Pusterla, DrMedVet, DACVIM3
  1. 1 Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Center, Gilbert, AZ 85296, USA
  2. 2 Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  3. 3 Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

Abstract

Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis in horses can often lead to severe systemic disease and its treatment has previously been expensive and has carried a poor prognosis. This paper describes the successful treatment of two horses with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis with a fluconazole product produced by a compounding pharmacy.

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