Gentamicin tissue concentration in various avian species following recommended dosage therapy.

M. Bush, D. Locke, L. A. Neal, J. W. Carpenter

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Plasma and tissue drug concentrations were compared in eastern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus virginianus) and pigeons (Columba livia) given gentamicin by IM administration at the dosage of 10 mg/kg, and in greater sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) and hybrid rosybill ducks (Netta sp) given the same antibiotic at a dosage of 5 mg/kg. Quail and cranes had significantly higher liver concentrations of gentamicin at 6 hours after injection than did pigeons and ducks. Cranes had significantly higher plasma concentrations than did ducks at 6 hours after injection. Compared with plasma values, gentamicin concentrations were significantly higher in the liver of cranes at 12 hours after injection, and in the kidneys at 18 hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2114-2116
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume42
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Gentamicin tissue concentration in various avian species following recommended dosage therapy.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this