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Clinical Pathology

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Antibiotic Stewardship

Practicing antibiotic stewardship is not only responsible from a One Health perspective but will also ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes.

Antibiotic stewardship is good medicine. Veterinarians and clients should continue to work toward producing a positive clinical outcome while simultaneously minimizing the promotion of antibiotic resistance. 

What Does a Rise in Antimicrobial Resistance Mean?

A Banfield Pet Hospital report, completed in collaboration with the NAVC, seeks to promote prudent antimicrobial use among companion animal practitioners by providing a baseline of antimicrobial usage data.

A Banfield Pet Hospital report, completed in collaboration with the NAVC, seeks to promote prudent antimicrobial use among companion animal practitioners by providing a baseline of antimicrobial usage data.

The Practitioner’s Acid–Base Primer: Obtaining & Interpreting Blood Gases

Lori S. Waddell, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC This article is the first in a 2-part series that addresses alterations in acid–base and respiratory function, which are common in both emergency patients as well as hospitalized, critically ill patients. Familiarity with obtaining and interpreting blood gases can be essential in the management of these patients. Part 1 …

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Infections: Recent Developments

Christine L. Cain, DVM, Diplomate ACVD The increasing prevalence of staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance, particularly methicillin resistance, presents a challenge to veterinary practitioners treating clinical infections. Failure to recognize staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance frequently results in ineffective empiric therapeutic choices and protracted clinical disease. In addition, concern is developing regarding potential transmission of antimicrobial-resistant strains from humans …

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