Julie Damron: Antibiotic resistance is now an issue in animals - Lodinews.com: Features

Julie Damron: Antibiotic resistance is now an issue in animals

Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 2:00 pm

Many animals experience frequent ear, skin, bladder or other types of infections. Often antibiotics are a part of the treatment recommendation. However, animals are now beginning to experience problems related both to frequent antibiotic usage and poor compliance with prescriptions.

Just like in people, if a medication is not given for the total number of days, there is the potential for the infection-causing bacteria to not be fully killed. And the organisms can actually be made stronger through mutations as they multiply.

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