Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Therapeutics: antimicrobials

Synonym(s): Antibiotic therapy

Contributor(s): Sally Anne Argyle, Alison LaCarrubba, Graham Munroe, Vetstream Ltd

Decision steps for antimicrobial use

An holistic approach to disease control is necessary.

Antimicrobial use should not be seen in isolation from management, welfare, hygiene, nutrition, immunology and epidemiology.

Steps to therapeutic success

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Organism factors and culture and sensitivity

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Antimicrobial resistance

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Use of antimicrobial combinations

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Prophylactic use of antimicrobial drugs

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMedandVetMedResource.
  • Theelen M J P et al(2014)Temporal trends in in vitroantimicrobial susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from foals with sepsis: 1979-2010.  Equine Vet J46(2), 161-168PubMed
  • Corley K T T & Hollis A R (2009)Antimicrobial therapy in neonatal foals. Equine Vet Educ21(8), 436-448VetMedResource.
  • Weese J S (2009)Antimicrobial therapy for difficult to identify and atypical pathogens. Equine Vet Educ21(7), 388-392VetMedResource.
  • Weese J S (2009)Antimicrobial therapy for multidrug resistant pathogens. Equine Vet Educ21(6), 328-334.
  • Traub-Dargatz J L & Dargatz D A (2009)Antibacterial drug resistance and equine practice. Equine Vet Educ21(1), 49-56VetMedResource.
  • Haggett E F & Wilson W D (2008)Overview of the use of antimicrobials for the treatment of bacterial infections in horses. Equine Vet Educ20(8), 433-448VetMedResource.
  • Fletcher N, Buckley T & Moore J E (2004)Antibiotic susceptibility patterns from Irish equines. J Equine Vet Sci24(4), 136-137VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Dowling P M (2004)Antimicrobial Therapy. In: Equine Clinical Pharmacology. Eds: Bertone J J & Horspool L J I. Saunders, Philadelphia. pp 13-47. ISBN: 0 7020 2484 8.
  • Adams H R (2001) EdVeterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.
  • Baggot J D (2001) EdThe Physiological Basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. Oxford Blackwell Science.
  • Bishop Y (2001) EdThe Veterinary Formulary. 5th edn. London Pharmaceutical Press in association with the British Veterinary Association.
  • Baggot J D & Prescott (1993) EdsAntimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.


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