Management of pyoderma and antibiotic resistance

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Management of pyoderma and antibiotic resistance

In small animal practice, in particular, in the field of canine dermatology, there is an increasing use of antibiotics due to the high incidence of pyoderma. The aim of this course is to look at the implications of antibiotic resistance for veterinary dermatology, review how antibiotics work, how bacteria develop resistance to them; and to look at ways of using antibiotics more strategically, based on the definitive diagnosis of bacterial infections and making first use of other treatment and management options. The course will follow this structure:


Module 1: Introductory webinar and basics about antibiotic resistance – Anyone who uses antibiotics must know
Module 2: Current status of antibacterial resistance in Veterinary dermatology
Module 3: Webinar – clarifying above points
Module 4: Pyoderma: When and which antibiotic to use
Module 5: Webinar – Importance of making an accurate diagnosis of pyoderma
Module 6: Case studies
Module 7: Review and summary of facts regarding antibacterial resistance
Module 8: Summary. Key learning outcomes and tests

Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes andclinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.

At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.


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