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Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 212
Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Companion Animal Medicine

3.0

Part 1 and 2
  • Identify the frequency of antimicrobial use in small animal practice
  • Summarize the classes and types of antimicrobials commonly used in small animal practice
Discuss the clinical applications where antimicrobial use may be reduced
  • Describe the association between antimicrobial use and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance
  • Demonstrate understanding of the use of bacterial culture with antimicrobial susceptibility testing as an important diagnostic tool to support antimicrobial therapy
Part 3
  • Identify how antibiotics are frequently used in the pocket pet industry and how the use of antibiotics in pocket pets may select for antimicrobial resistance
  • Discuss how animal and human health may both be impacted by antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe how veterinarians in agriculture departments work with veterinarians and other health professionals in local, state, and federal health departments to investigate and control zoonotic disease
  • Summarize how the use of antibiotics may select for the dissemination of gene cassettes conveying resistance to multiple antibiotics
Part 4
  • Discuss how antibiotics are frequently used in treatment of canine pyoderma
  • List the factors to be considered when choosing antibiotic therapy
  • Identify the underlying causes of canine pyoderma and possible diagnostic and treatment options
  • Describe the importance of bacterial culture and susceptibility testing, and effective communication with the client
  • Demonstrate understanding of how animal and human health can both be affected by antibiotic resistance
Part 5
  • Discuss the use antibiotics to treat feline lower urinary tract disease
  • List factors that need to be considered when using antibiotic therapy in cases of feline lower urinary tract disease
  • Identify the importance of bacterial culture results in the selection of an antibiotic
Part 6
  • Be aware of the guidelines for feline upper respiratory infections set by the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
  • Name the underlying causes of feline upper respiratory infections
  • Determine the appropriate diagnostic tests and interpretations for cases of feline upper respiratory infection
  • Explain when the use of antibiotics is appropriate for cases of feline upper respiratory infections and which 2 antibiotics would be appropriate to use empirically
  • Identify 3 alternative treatment options for antibiotics in cases of feline upper respiratory infection and describe when these treatment options are appropriate

Jeff Bender, DVM

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