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Module 23 (USDA) - Antibiotic Use in Animals

19 Oct 2023
Sorrento Theater
USDA National Veterinary Accreditation

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.

Bob Bonifacio, Emergency Coordinator - Usda Aphis Veterinary Services

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