Patterns and Rationales for Antimicrobial Usage in Companion Animals

Project Details

While there is greater microbiological monitoring of infectious disease in companion animals as compared to farm animals, and data available within veterinary diagnostic laboratories on resistance patterns in a number of important indicator species, including Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Escherichia coli, there are no data available about usage patterns or the rationale behind these usage patterns.

At the conclusion of this study we will have identified factors driving antimicrobial prescribing in companion animal practice and located points for future interventions, including, potentially, improved prescribing guidelines and suitable mechanisms to ensure their use, educational programs at continuing education courses and incorporation of responsible prescribing into veterinary hospital accreditation programs.

Researchers

  • Professor Glenn Browning CI
  • Dr Helen Billman Jacobe AI

Funding

  • NHMRC CRE Grant APP1079625

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS)



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Unit / Centre

Royal Melbourne Hospital