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Companion animal practice is not immune to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. Within the past decade, many companion animal practitioners have been confronted with multidrug-resistant infections for which there are limited effective

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The AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice was established by the AVMA Board of Directors in 2013 and charged with developing resources and programs to enhance antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal

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to public health as it relates to zoonoses, animal models in translational research, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and the human-animal bond, including the impact of animals on human physical and mental health. 7 Given the prevalence of pet

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specifically to antimicrobial pharmaceutical agents, resorting to a different class of antimicrobial or substituting antimicrobial therapy with a nonantimicrobial alternative can result in prolonged illness or secondary infections which lead to unnecessary

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Introduction In the United States, veterinary oversight of AMU has increased with the implementation of the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive Rule in 2017 and various state initiatives that restrict use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals

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Introduction Acquired antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when medicines are no longer effective in combating infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites due to genetic changes in those organisms. 1 AMR acquisition may

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the antimicrobial to the surrounding tissues, increasing antibiotic levels in tissues and synovial structures. 5 , 6 Therefore, IVRLPs have become a common treatment modality to aid in the treatment of synovial infections and distal limb wounds over

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Introduction Antimicrobials improve the lives of humans and animals, but antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens to claim up to 10 million human lives a year and cost the global economy trillions of dollars. 1 Resistant pathogens and

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Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial-resistant infections are increasingly important public health concerns. Scientific evidence linking antimicrobial-resistant bacteria to morbidity and death is accumulating, and the CDC has suggested that

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