Sunday, May 10, 2020

Antimicrobials in Foals Overused?

Treat foal pneumonia before it happens? It's often done, but is it a good idea?

Kentucky Equine Research has looked at the use of antimicrobials in horses, and their possible overuse. As in humans, if you use antimicrobials when they aren't necessary, this can lead to the development of bacteria that resist treatment. KER refers to a recent American veterinary study that indicates they are over prescribed, with serious consequences. They used foal pneumonia as their example.

Read the article here.

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