Emily Feyes, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Director of the Veterinary Clinical and Professional Skills Center (VCPSC) and Assistant Professor-Clinical in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine was interviewed by TheHorse.com for their March feature "Rethinking How We Fight Infection in Horses: questions veterinarians should consider when deciding whether to treat a horse with an antibiotics." Dr. Feyes spoke at last year's American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, outlining the multipronged approach veterinarians at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) are implementing to combat this problem, use antimicrobial stewardship and “the right drug at the right dose for the right duration” to maximize success, minimize adverse effects and reduce the risk of bacteria developing resistance.
Dr. Feyes was formerly the director of the VMC’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), which is being shared with veterinarians in the state through a partnership program, the Buckeye ASP. Antimicrobial stewardship builds on the basics of good care, effective vaccines, infection control and prevention, and biosecurity measures that safeguard people, animals and the environment.
You can read the full article featuring Dr. Feyes online at: https://thehorse.com/1110001/rethinking-how-we-fight-infection-in-horses/.