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Companion animal practice - MRSP and MRSA

Anette Loeffler describes the challenges in canine pyodermas and multiple drug resistance in this video.

In this video, Anette Loeffler, associate Professor of vet dermatology at RVC, discusses the challenges of MRSP and MRSA, in the context of canine pyoderma.

Bacterial skin infections in dogs are very common, with an increasing incidence of AMR. Currently 92% of cases of pyoderma are treated with systemic antimicrobials. In this context, AMS is about establishing the underlying causes of these infections and identifying non-antimicrobial treatment options.

In addition, few animal owners appreciate the zoonotic potential of MRSA and MRSP; they can be transmitted between pets and people in both directions. Owner education is required in this area.

Another big challenge is that methicillin resistance cannot be detected on the basis of clinical examination findings alone. Culture and susceptibility testing is paramount.

In the comments section below, discuss with other learners about how antibiotic resistant bacteria are bringing other challenges to veterinary practice. In week 2, Anette Loeffler will describe how these challenges can be addressed. Before you get there, discuss some of your own ideas in the comments section.

Please find a downloadable copy of the PowerPoint slides used in the video in the downloads section below.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice

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