How to Use and Interpret Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Common Bacterial Pathogens

Antimicrobial Susceptibility TestingK. Gary Magdesian, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, DACVCP

Culture and susceptibility testing is often underutilized in veterinary medicine, owing to time delays and the added challenges in interpreting test results; instead, empirical drug choices are often made. This paper will demonstrate that susceptibility data can aid in the selection of appropriate antimicrobials in equine practice, in spite of time delays, and to simplify the interpretation of results.

This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. The video has been split into two parts for ease of download and viewing; as one video part concludes, the next will unlock.

You must view all sections of the course before the quiz will unlock.

Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, you will understand

  • how testing guides antimicrobial therapy
  • how testing ensures that the empirically selected antimicrobials have in vitro efficacy against the cultured isolates

Continuing education credit:

  • 0.5 credit hour Medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%

Approximate duration:

  • 30 minutes hour: read the paper, view the presentation, complete the quiz

Requirements:

  • Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 3,100 words
  • View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 20 minutes
  • Complete quiz
How to Use and Interpret Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Common Bacterial Pathogens00:21:00
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View presentation, part 2 00:08:40
Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention Proceedings
Pass the quiz to earn CE credit
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