Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Medicine

Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 213
Pharmacology

1.0

  • Outline how antibiotics were discovered and what drives the discovery of new antimicrobial drugs.
  • Define and differentiate the following related terms: antibiotic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antiparasitic, and antifungal.
  • Describe the different mechanisms of action for antimicrobial drugs, and associate these mechanisms with the common classes of antimicrobial drugs.
  • Explain pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic factors that affect dose and duration of treatment needed to provide effective therapy for bacterial infections.
  • Describe some important considerations in prescribing antimicrobial drugs to successfully treat infections in animals without promoting microbial drug resistance.

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Jeff Bender, DVM

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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

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Jeff Bender, DVM

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Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 211
Beef and Dairy Cattle

2.0

Parts 1-3

  • Demonstrate understanding of how preconditioning and other preventive management procedures can reduce the frequency of antibiotic treatments for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).
  • Describe the components of a good preconditioning program and how BRD can be prevented in the feedlot.
  • Describe how preventing BRD tends to cost less than clinical treatments with antibiotics.
Parts 4 - 5
  • Describe medicated milk replacer and how it is regulated under the Veterinary Feed Directive.
  • Identify antibiotics that historically were most commonly added to medicated milk replacer.
  • List the disadvantages associated with using medicated milk replacer.
  • Describe proper management and preventive medicine that are critical to long-term calf health.
  • Describe a good colostrum management program for dairy calves.
Parts 6 - 9
  • Describe the management practices that can prevent scours in calves, such as high quality colostrum management, sanitation and proper isolation procedures.
  • Explain the proper role of antimicrobial agents in treating calves with scours.
Parts 10 - 11
  • Discuss the general guidelines for the judicious use of antibiotics in the treatment of mastitis.
  • Describe the factors to consider in the selection of an antimicrobial drug for mastitis treatment.
  • Outline the preventive measures that may be taken on a dairy farm with regards to mastitis.
  • Discuss proper indications for the use of antimicrobials for contagious mastitis in dairy cattle.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the need to follow proper treatment protocols when using an antibiotic to treat individual cows for contagious udder pathogens.
  • Explain how somatic cell counts and culture results are used to formulate a herd antibiotic treatment plan for contagious udder pathogens.
  • Describe how antimicrobial treatment of contagious udder pathogens can be greatly reduced in herds by using effective mastitis prevention and control programs.
  • Recognize the futility of using antibiotics to treat cases of contagious mastitis if the cow is to be returned to a herd where she will quickly become reinfected.

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Jeff Bender, DVM

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Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 210 - 213
8.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 210 through Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 213

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Course Group includes all Biomechanics Courses numbered 210 thru 213

Jeff Bender, DVM

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Antimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Medicine 210
Microbiology

2.0

  • Identify bacterial antimicrobial resistance mechanisms for resisting antimicrobial agents
  • Discuss the molecular basis for bacterial antimicrobial resistance
  • Explain laboratory methods for detecting and measuring antimicrobial resistance

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Jeff Bender, DVM

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