Chapter 11. Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Dogs and Cats

  1. Luca Guardabassi4,
  2. Lars B. Jensen5 and
  3. Hilde Kruse6
  1. Luca Guardabassi4,
  2. Geoffrey A. Houser1,
  3. Linda A. Frank2 and
  4. Mark G. Papich3

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302639.ch11

Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals

How to Cite

Guardabassi, L., Houser, G. A., Frank, L. A. and Papich, M. G. (2008) Guidelines for Antimicrobial Use in Dogs and Cats, in Guide to Antimicrobial Use in Animals (eds L. Guardabassi, L. B. Jensen and H. Kruse), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302639.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 5

    National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. 6

    Department for Health Surveillance, National Veterinary Institute, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raliegh, NC, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405150798

Online ISBN: 9781444302639

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Keywords:

  • guidance on prudent antimicrobial use lacking in small animal practice;
  • antimicrobials for systemic use for dogs, cats and humans;
  • multi-resistant bacteria in pet animals;
  • occurrence of MRSA in dogs and cats;
  • canine pyoderma and antimicrobial use in small animal practice;
  • multi-resistant E. coli with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) activity;
  • topical antibacterial options for treatment of otitis;
  • cytology to guide antimicrobial choice;
  • using antimicrobials in prudent and rational manner without clinical outcome consequences;
  • ‘best-guess’ approach based on microscopy and appropriate pathogen targeting drugs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Current trends in antimicrobial prescription

  • Emergence of multi-resistant bacteria in pet animals

  • Disease- and pathogen-specific guidelines

  • Final remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References