Pharmacokinetics of Rectally and Orally Administered Levofloxacin in Asian elephants

When following established, husbandry protocols, tuberculosis in elephants is a manageable and treatable disease. The Elephant Tuberculosis Stakeholder’s Task Force has identified the need for a pharmacokinetic study on levofloxacin in elephants. This study provided recommendations on dosages for administering levofloxacin to achieve effective therapeutic blood levels, benefitting both the treatment of elephant tuberculosis as well as other bacterial infections.

IEF #EX1026

Project Years: 2017 – 2018

Project Partners:
Tulsa Zoo