December 6 | 12-1 pm CT | Open to Members and Non-members
A Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Test for Canine Skin Infections
Canine pyoderma is the primary reason for antimicrobial use in small animal veterinary practice. The antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of the bacteria that cause canine pyoderma are highly variable. Resistance to one or more classes of antimicrobials is common and trending higher. Due to the long turnaround time of current antibiotic susceptibility tests (AST) (2-5 days), empirical antimicrobial use for canine pyoderma is widespread. Taken together, this problem amounts to a large opportunity for improving the use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine for both better treatment outcomes and better antimicrobial stewardship. Nuclease Probe Technologies (NPT) recently developed a rapid AST for canine pyoderma to enable veterinarians to make informed treatment decisions without needing to wait days for test results. In this presentation, I will describe NPT’s rapid AST in detail and also provide an overview of the platform technology used to produce it.