VIN PHAR306-1120: Responsible Antimicrobial Use in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Roselle Busch DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
Course Open: November 24-December 18, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesdays, December 1 and 8, 2020; 7:00-8:30 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in antimicrobial resistance stewardship.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

Course Information:
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem in both human and veterinary medicine. Any time an antimicrobial is used, it has the potential to select for resistant bacteria by killing or inhibiting sensitive bacteria and leaving behind resistant organisms. As a result, medicines may become ineffective and infections will persist, increasing recovery times, cost and morbidity. It is critical that we use these lifesaving drugs thoughtfully and plan the most appropriate course of therapy. This course will discuss the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, the use of "best" practices to mitigate the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Week 1 (Real Time Session December 1, 2020)
Presenter: Roselle Busch DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Understand the importance of preventing antimicrobial resistance.
  • Describe what resistance is, how and why it occurs, and when antimicrobial use is required.
  • Explain empirical vs inductive choice of antimicrobials.
  • Explain how to get the most information out of an MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) result.

Week 2 (Real Time Session December 8, 2020)
Presenter: Roselle Busch DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • Identify when and which antimicrobials are appropriate for large animal diseases, including the following scenarios:
    • Perioperative and other metaphylactic therapy
    • Acute and chronic infections
    • Miscellaneous infectious diseases
  • Understand legal requirements when using antimicrobials with food animal species.

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Rosie Busch recently joined UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine as the Specialist in Sheep and Goat Herd Health and Production. She received her BS in Animal Science and her DVM from UC Davis. She practiced in a rural mixed animal clinic in Hollister, CA before returning to UC Davis to complete a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine focusing on livestock. Following the residency, Dr. Busch continued working in the Livestock Medicine & Surgery service, training veterinary students and residents. When California passed Senate Bill SB27, the California Department of Food and Agriculture established the Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship program and Dr. Busch joined a team of scientists to develop evidence-based resources on antimicrobial stewardship for veterinarians and ranchers. Currently at UC Davis, she is collaborating on a number of studies investigating milk quality, udder health, and responsible antibiotic use in sheep and goats.

Total CE Credit: 3

Tuition: Member $69 ($62 early bird special if enrolled by November 10, 2020)
Non-Member $137 ($123 early bird special if enrolled by November 10, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on December 1, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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"This program (RACE program number to be determined) has been submitted for approval by AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3 CE Credits, with a maximum of 3 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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