How can you best optimize your antimicrobial choice?
“Prudent antimicrobial selection includes correctly identifying the therapeutic needs of the animal (e.g. bacterial vs. viral infection), adjusting therapy in accord with the physiological state of the animal (e.g. bacteriostatic drugs rely on an animal's intact immune system to eliminate the pathogen), and understanding the drug's characteristics (e.g. aminoglycosides won't penetrate tissues with cellular barriers).”
-Robert L. Bill, DVM, MS, PhD