Antibiotic resistance in small animal veterinary practice: veterinary nurses as antibiotic guardians

Rhiannon Hutton
Friday, February 2, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge faced interconnectedly by the veterinary and human medical professions. The veterinary hospital is an environment where infectious agents are under continuous antibiotic pressure and can provide a reservoir for multi-drug resistant bacteria. The development of antibiotic resistance can only be minimised by utilising a multi-factored approach, ensuring that antibiotics are used appropriately, promoting a holistic approach to animal health to help negate the need for antibiotics and implementing effective biosecurity policies to prevent the spread of resistant organisms.

Antibiotic resistance in small animal veterinary practice: veterinary nurses as antibiotic guardians
Antibiotic resistance in small animal veterinary practice: veterinary nurses as antibiotic guardians

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