Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Exotic Animal Medicine

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Reduction of antimicrobial use can result in reduction of resistance in commensal bacteria. In exotic animals, information on use of antimicrobials and resistance in commensals and pathogens is scarce. However, use of antimicrobials listed as critically important antimicrobials for human medicine seems high in exotic animals. Ideally, the selection of a therapy should be based on an accurate diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. When prescribing antimicrobials based on empiricism, knowledge of the most common pathogens causing specific infections and the antimicrobial spectrum of antimicrobial agents is indispensable. Implementing antimicrobial stewardship promotes the prudent use of antimicrobials in exotic animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-353
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • antimicrobial use
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • monitoring
  • policy


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