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Practical approaches to AMS in exotics practice

A video on practical approaches to establishing AMS in exotics practice by Joanna Hedley.

In the video above, Joanna Hedley focuses on how to tackle AMS in exotic pet practice, and where the areas for improvement are. She also explains some handy guides on knowing which antibiotics to use and when, for small mammals. In step 1.17, she mentioned the challenges in achieving good antimicrobial stewardship within exotics practice, and here, these challenges are addressed.

When presented with a case that you would usually be comfortable prescribing antibiotics for, you need to have the confidence as a clinician to consider adjunctive treatment, predisposing factors, and whether antibiotics are really indicated. Always have an up-to-date formulary to hand.

Consider your own practice and the ways in which it has sought to adopt antimicrobial stewardship. What key ideas from this video do you already use in practice, and what have you learnt that you could introduce to your colleagues? Discuss in the comments section below.

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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