This project aims to use both retrospective and prospective approaches to investigate the most common types of bacteria that cause disease in horses in Australia and the antimicrobial drug susceptibility patterns of these bacteria. This project will also investigate the evidence for the development of antimicrobial drug resistance in bacterial pathogens of equine origin by comparing susceptibility patterns over time.
The University of Sydney
1.Identification of the most common bacterial isolates from various sites of culture, specific age groups and particular disease processes in horses; 2.Identification of the antimicrobial susceptibilities of the common disease producing bacteria in horses; 3.Identification of changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria isolated from equine diseases to commonly used antimicrobial agents over time. 4. The development of empirical guidelines for antimicrobial therapy in horses in Australia based on disease process and age group.
Project Start Date
Friday, January 22, 2010
Project Completion Date
Friday, May 30, 2014
Journal Articles From Project
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