Reply To: Pyothorax in cats
Yes, I used a combination of marbofloxacin and clindamycin. I would then change depending on culture, but many cases will come back with a surprising negative culture. Treatment with an antimicrobial drug with activity against anaerobes should be continued regardless of culture results because fastidious anaerobic bacteria could be present.
I must admit that I do not use continuous suction in these cases. I would place chest drains and use intermittent suction. We tend to use continuous suction for some pneumothorax cases:
These one-way valves can help with pneumothorax too:
Hope that helps.