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Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines

Small Animal Practice Guidelines

Equine Practice Guidelines

Small Animal

  • Pocket Guide: Antimicrobial Prescribing for Common Small Animal Diseases
      • This document outlines peer-reviewed antimicrobial prescribing guidelines for common canine and feline conditions, as well as stewardship tips, and can fit in a white coat pocket.
      • Suggested specs for professional printing of durable pocket cards: 5.5" x 8.5" flat, 4/4, 2-sided laminate, flush edge, 130# Uncoated Cover, Trim, Shrink wrap in 50's.
    • Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment Materials
      • Show your commitment to antibiotic stewardship by customizing a poster and displaying it in your clinic waiting or exam room. 
    • Non-Antibiotic Prescription Pad (PDF) | (Word)
        • Complete this form for patients that have a viral infection to provide symptom relief without an antibiotic.
        • Sample Commitment Letter to Clients (PDF) | (Word)
          • Demonstrate your commitment to antimicrobial stewardship by sending this customizable letter to clients.
        • Antibiotic Use Talking Points for the Veterinary Clinic (PDF)
          • Improve communication with clients with these antibiotic use talking points.
        • Introducing our Clinic’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Champion (PDF) | (Word)
          • Sample email to introduce the antimicrobial stewardship leader to clinic staff.
          • Sample Letter to Providers: Communicate Antibiotic Stewardship Priorities (PDF) | (Word)
            • Customizable letter for clinic administration to send to clinic staff communicating the clinic's dedication to antibiotic stewardship.
            • Antibiotic Time-Out Sample Template (PDF) | (Word)
              • Customize this document to incorporate your clinic's antibiotic time-out policy.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! Field Guide to Antibiotic Stewardship in Companion Animal Veterinary Settings
              • Use this guide to implement core principles of antimicrobial stewardship within your veterinary clinic.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! Infection and Antibiotic Use Tracking Tool for Companion Animals 
              • Understand your clinic's antibiotic use prescribing patterns and implement antibiotic stewardship initiatives based off tracking results.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! Identifying our Clinic’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Champion Sample Commitment Poster
              • Sample poster to display in conference rooms and staff offices to introduce the antimicrobial stewardship leader to clinic staff.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! Sample Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Veterinary Clinics
              • Use this document to guide the development of a working antibiotic stewardship plan for your veterinary clinic.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! Veterinary Antibiotic Stewardship Roles and Responsibilities
              • Consider adding antibiotic stewardship duties within position descriptions for all clinic employees.
            • Coming in Spring 2020! How to Appropriately Use an Antibiogram
              • Antibiograms provide great information, however, appropriately using them is necessary. This document provides details on the dos and don'ts of using an antibiogram.
            • One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Print Materials
              • Fact sheets, flyers, posters, brochures, and other print materials that you can download and use.
            • BSAVA: PROTECT Antimicrobial Use in Our Practice
              • British ​​​​​​Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) developed a checklist poster to assess the need for antimicrobials within companion animal clinics.


            • Coming soon! Antibiotic Use in Horses: Changing Expectations
              • Fact sheet describing equine antibiotic use.
            • BEVA: PROTECT ME
              • British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) developed the PROTECT ME toolkit, modeled on the British ​​​​​​Small Animal Veterinary Association PROTECT guidelines to support antibiotic stewardship in equine clinics.

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