Patterns and Rationales for Antimicrobial Usage in Companion Animals
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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.
- Professor Glenn Browning CI
- Dr Helen Billman Jacobe AI
- NHMRC CRE Grant APP1079625
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