Journal article

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..

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