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Since Coco's clinical signs are somewhat improved and the organism was cultured in lower numbers, it is reasonable to simply try therapy for a longer period. You prescribe marbofloxacin once a day for another two weeks and recommend that she return one week after treatment for a follow-up evaluation.
If Coco had a concurrent illness such as diabetes mellitus or hyperadrenocorticism, what options might have you considered? (There is more than one correct response.)
a) Duration of treatment would have been longer-four to six weeks at a minimum