Bacterial Pneumonia: So Many Antibiotics to Choose From
John Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC
Medical Director of VRC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
This lecture will provide an evidence-based discussion about common etiologies, diagnoses, and empirical treatments of bacterial pneumonia in dogs. Bacterial pneumonia is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects dogs of all ages. Early identification and treatment with appropriate empirical antibiotics has been shown to improve outcomes in humans with severe sepsis. Applying this concept to our patients brings to light the following questions: Which empirical antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment of pneumonia? Should there be a different approach for patients with hospital acquired pneumonia? Do we have enough veterinary literature on the subject to make proper recommendations? The hour will focus on addressing these questions by evaluating the different types of bacterial pneumonia, veterinary literature assessments of antibiotic therapy, and various methods used to ensure appropriate spectrum of antibiotic coverage.
Lecture provides 1 credit of complimentary CE through RACE to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
340 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
Complimentary dinner meet and greet starts at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Session begins at 7:30pm followed by Q & A.
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