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Rational antibiotic therapy for respiratory disorders in dogs and cats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11221985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Therapy of respiratory tract infections presents some unique challenges to the veterinary practitioner. These infections often involve underlying disease processes that have predisposed the patient to secondary bacterial infection and may complicate the response to therapy. Because of the diversity of microbial organisms that may colonize and invade the respiratory tract, treatment targeted at the infecting pathogens is best accomplished with bacterial culture and susceptibility testing. When these data are unavailable, rational antibiotic treatment should be based on familiarity with historical data and clinical experience. Optimal drug selection is based on predicted microbial susceptibility, drug distribution in the respiratory tract, and safety of the patient. Instituting the appropriate dosage regimen and duration of therapy maximizes the opportunity for a successful resolution of bacterial infections.
J D Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0195-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-21     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809942     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1337-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bayer Corporation, Agriculture Division, Animal Health, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Cat Diseases / drug therapy*
Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / drug therapy,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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