Treatment of feline trichomonosis using Ronidazole

Published on 02/21/2019

Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University conducted a study and demonstrated the efficacy of Ronidazole (RDZ), a nitromidazole similar to netronidazole, for the treatment of feline trichomonosis, a species of single-celled flagellated parasites. 

In one study, outcome data reported 100% resolution or dramatic reduction in diarrhea in felines -- and upon completion of treatment all cats were negative for Tritrichomonoas via rectal culture swab.

While RDZ is not currently approved by the FDA for human or veterinary use, it can be prescribed. Due diligence is required to protect humans from exposure to RDZ, and veterinarians are advised to prescribe the drug only in cases of confirmed Tritrichomonas using proven fecal culture based diagnostics such as InPouch TF-Feline or PCR techniques. 


Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Published in the following categories: Companion Animal Veterinary Trich