Antimicrobial use guidelines for treatment of urinary tract disease in dogs and cats: Antimicrobial guidelines working group of the international society for companion animal infectious diseases

J. Scott Weese, Joseph M. Blondeau, Dawn Boothe, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Luca Guardabassi, Andrew Hillier, David H. Lloyd, Mark G. Papich, Shelley C. Rankin, John D. Turnidge, Jane E Sykes

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Urinary tract disease is a common reason for use (and likely misuse, improper use, and overuse) of antimicrobials in dogs and cats. There is a lack of comprehensive treatment guidelines such as those that are available for human medicine. Accordingly, guidelines for diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections were created by a Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. While objective data are currently limited, these guidelines provide information to assist in the diagnosis and management of upper and lower urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number263768
JournalVeterinary Medicine International
StatePublished - 2011


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