Prescribing practices of primary-care veterinary practitioners in dogs diagnosed with bacterial pyoderma

Summers, J F and Hendricks, A and Brodbelt, D C (2014) Prescribing practices of primary-care veterinary practitioners in dogs diagnosed with bacterial pyoderma. BMC Veterinary Research, 10 (1). p. 240.

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Abstract

Concern has been raised regarding the potential contributions of veterinary antimicrobial use to increasing levels of resistance in bacteria critically important to human health. Canine pyoderma is a frequent, often recurrent diagnosis in pet dogs, usually attributable to secondary bacterial infection of the skin. Lesions can range in severity based on the location, total area and depth of tissue affected and antimicrobial therapy is recommended for resolution. This study aimed to describe patient signalment, disease characteristics and treatment prescribed in a large number of UK, primary-care canine pyoderma cases and to estimate pyoderma prevalence in the UK vet-visiting canine population.