EVA Webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship 1 CPD Points


Dr Laura Hardefeldt will present on “Quality use of antimicrobial in equine practice”. The use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine is under great scrutiny with the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in the human population. Equine veterinarians rely on antimicrobials as an essential tool for treatment of infections in horses but there is much criticism of some use, particularly prophylaxis. While the appropriate use of antimicrobials can be justified in equine medicine, the misuse cannot. The definition of appropriate use is complex, and involves the indication for therapy, antimicrobial selection, dosing regimen and timing and route of administration, duration of therapy and modification of therapy based on microbial susceptibility and clinical response. The aim of this webinar is to provide guidance on these factors to assist equine veterinarians by providing guidance on what constitutes quality use of antimicrobials in horses.

Price levels

8 Sep 2020 to 15 Oct 2020
Associate $ 20.00
Full Member $ 20.00
New Graduate $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
Student $ 0.00
Equine - Full Member $ 0.00

Who should attend

Practice Managers / Veterinarians / Students / Young Members

Learning outcome

  1. Recognise when antimicrobial use is appropriate and when it is not
  2. Understand the importance of antimicrobial ratings and know which antimicrobials commonly used in equine practice are of low importance to human medicine
  3. Gain awareness of the factors that are driving antimicrobial resistance in equine medicine

Further details

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Dr Laura Hardefeldt
Laura is a veterinary graduate from Murdoch University. She successfully completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Madison and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Following her residency program, Laura returned to Australia and worked at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine and then returned to private practice at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital and Tarwin Veterinary Group and worked on a Masters of Public Health part-time. In 2017 Laura completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne and the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship entitled "Antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary practice in Australia". Laura continues to research with the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial use epidemiology. Laura is a lecturer in Veterinary Biochemistry.

EVA Webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Start: 15 October 2020, 7:00PM
End: 15 October 2020, 8:00PM
(NSW time)
$ 50.00
Registration closes on 15 October 2020
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