The ASAV (Australian Small Animal Veterinarians), SCGV (Sheep, Camelid and Goat Veterinarians), and AVBIG (Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group) held a combined conference in Melbourne, Victoria 12- 16 August 2018.
For the first time, the 45th annual Australian Small Animal Veterinarians conference brought together these three AVA groups. Themed The Abdomen and Beyond, it was a key Australian conference for companion animal, sheep, camelid, goat and animal behaviour practitioners in 2018.
At an Industry breakfast session sponsored by Greencross, Dr Elizabeth Evans from Invetus presented preliminary data on a randomized blinded study comparing two antibiotics in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs.
The breakfast theme was on antimicrobial stewardship, and about 90 companion animal vets from all parts of Australia attended.
Greencross is working with Invetus to see what the current types of bacteria and resistance profiles are in UTIs in dogs and whether currently available first-line treatments are working.
Greencross is also working with Dr Laura Hardfeldt from the University of Melbourne, who is comparing different antimicrobial stewardship programs across Greencross clinics.
Dr Evans commented: “we value our relationship with Greencross, and are excited that we can work together to improve future approaches to treating canine UTIs.”
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