When to Use Antbiotics for Respiratory Disease (1181)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Respiratory
Friday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||301BC

 

Speaker(s)

Laura Nafe DVM, MS
Oklahoma State University

Laura Nafe obtained her DVM from the University of Missouri in 2009. She then went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University before completing a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University. Her clinical and research interests include respiratory disease and immune-mediated disease.

Tekla Lee-Fowler DVM, MS
Auburn University

Dr. Tekla Lee-Fowler is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. She earned her DVM in 2005 from Mississippi State University. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at Mississippi State University followed by a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri. She earned her Master's with research focusing on feline asthma and completed a post-doctoral fellowship focusing on feline asthma and immunology. Dr. Lee-Fowler enjoys all aspects of internal medicine with a particular focus on respiratory medicine.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2

Description

There are many concerns regarding the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine. This issue involves nearly every aspect of our practice. This discussion will present scenarios in which antibiotic use for respiratory disease is controversial. We will examine the arguments for and against antibiotic use in several common respiratory diseases including pros and cons of the use of empirical therapy.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the controversies surrounding antibiotic use for respiratory disease in dogs and cats

2. Attendees will gain an understanding of controvresies of emperical antibiotic use in respiratory disease