Use of cefovecin in dogs and cats attending first-opinion veterinary practices in Australia
Laura Hardefeldt, Brian Hur, Karin Verspoor, Timothy Baldwin, Kirsten E Bailey, Ri Scarborough, Suzanna Richards, Helen Billman-Jacobe, Glenn Francis Browning, James Gilkerson
VETERINARY RECORD | WILEY | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Cefovecin is a long-acting third-generation cephalosporin commonly used in veterinary medicine. Third-generation cephalosporins are critically important antimicrobials that should only be used after culture and susceptibility testing. The authors describe the common indications for cefovecin use in dogs and cats, and the frequency of culture and susceptibility testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed using clinical records extracted from VetCompass Australia. A previously described method was used to identify records containing cefovecin. The reason for cefovecin use was annotated in situ in each consultation text. RESULTS: Over a six-month period (Fe..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centres of Research Excellence programme
This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centres of Research Excellence programme (grant no. 1079625). BH was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship.