Module 23 (USDA) - Antibiotic Use in Animals
This module reviews the terms and concepts necessary for veterinarians to make informed
decisions regarding proper selection and judicious use of antibiotics in animals. The various
benefits and limitations of antibiotic susceptibility testing and how to correctly interpret a drug
label are presented. A review of the many agencies involved in regulating the use of antibiotics
and antibiotic resistance and drug residue monitoring is provided. Key components of the Animal
Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) and extra-label use of drugs are reviewed. Various
resources to assist in making informed decisionsregarding antibiotic use in animals are included.