Appropriate use of antimicrobials in small animal practice

Primary Care | Farm Animals | 50 mins

Antibiotics can be a key component in any veterinary treatment plan, and that is not going to change. To ensure that we have a range of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections for years to come it’s important that we use these drugs appropriately. This webinar will focus on the pharmacological properties of commonly used antibiotics so that you will feel confident in prescribing an antibiotic that will reach the site of the infection, at a sufficient concentration to nullify the threat the bacteria poses to the patient. The webinar also goes through some steps that you as an individual and as a veterinary practice can undertake to reduce the use of antibiotics in small animal practice, and in turn minimise the risk of antibiotic resistance developing in your patients.

Meet the speakers

James Adams

Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialist.

James Adams qualified from Liverpool in 2006 and, after spending 6 months confirming to himself that small animals were not his forte, he worked in farm animal practice in both the UK and New Zealand before joining the RVC in 2012 as a Staff Clinician in Farm Animal Medicine. His role there was to run the Farm Animal Hospital as well as to oversee one of the final year farm animal rotations. Whilst at the RVC James completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine and his PG Certificate in Veterinary Education. He moved to Langford in 2018 where he took up the position of Lead Clinician at the Farm Animal Practice, and in 2019 completed his final ACVIM exams making him a Diplomate of in Large Animal Internal Medicine. James currently divides his time between locuming and chasing the sun.

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