Resist the resistance! Be the antibiotic steward in your veterinary practice

October 19, 2016
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM

Dr. Jason Stull is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and owner of Island Dog Consulting. He enjoys teaching and conducting research in the areas of companion animal epidemiology and infectious disease prevention and control. Dr. Stull currently lives with his wife, two daughters and two (very spoiled) dogs in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Dr. Jason Stull has three ways to curb the disturbing trend of antimicrobial resistance.

"In human medicine, anywhere from 30% to 50% of all antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed," says Jason Stull, VMD, MVPM, PhD, DACVPM. Veterinary practices can do better! Dr. Stull recommends picking a team in your practice to keep on top of antibiotic use in the clinic and gather resources on implementing best practices.

Some resources for best antimicrobial practices from Dr. Stull:

Client education posters from the American Veterinary Medical Association

Website and app for antimicrobial use in urinary tract infections in small animals from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Guidelines on antimicrobial use for urinary tract infections in cats and dogs from the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases

Guidelines on antimicrobial use for superficial pyoderma in dogs from the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases