Two Studies to Examine Antibiotic Use in Cats and Dogs

Researchers look to veterinarians, digital records in ambitious data-collection effort

The evolution of pathogens to resist drugs designed to kill them is widely understood to be one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. One key to curbing antimicrobial resistance is more judicious use of antibiotics in medicine.

But a glaring deficiency hampers the effort for companion animal veterinarians: No one knows how much of the drugs are used in cats and dogs nationally.

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