Antimicrobial use in companion animals
There is very little on-the-ground information about veterinary clinicians’ antimicrobial use (AMU) practices in companion animal practice in the US. veterinary medicine. To improve our understanding of antimicrobial use in dogs and cats, we are creating a nationwide digital surveillance system to collect critical antimicrobial use data using existing electronic practice information management systems funded by FDA.
We have built a public-private partnership that includes a university, a commercial partner, and private practices to collect detailed information on AMU in dogs and cats. Working closely with the sentinel clinics and the NCSU Teaching Hospital we are generating a deep understanding of how our surveillance system operates in clinics before expanding the fully automated system to clinics nationwide.