Guidelines and recommendations: Horses

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7.b. Horses

Published 29 April 2021 | Updated 12 November 2021

  • Prescott, J. F. (2021) Outpacing the resistance tsunami: Antimicrobial stewardship in equine medicine, an overview. Equine Veterinary Education, 33 (10), pp. 539-545. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13318
  • PROTECT ME Toolkit [BEVA][online] Available from: https://www.beva.org.uk/Protect-Me [Accessed 8 April 2021]
  • Swedish Veterinary Association (2013) Guidelines for the clinical use of antibiotics in the treatment of horses. Available from: https://www.svf.se/media/tztkij4b/guidelines-antibiotics-in-horses.pdf  [Accessed 8 April 2021]
  • Mercer, M.A. and Davis, J.L. (2019) Clinical insights: antimicrobials in an age of resistance. Equine Veterinary Journal, 51 (6), pp. 711-713. https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13151
  • Isgren, C.M. et al (2021) Antimicrobial resistance in clinical bacterial isolates from horses in the UK. Equine Veterinary Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13437
  • Chalder, R.H. et al (2020) Changes in antimicrobial resistance patterns of ocular surface bacteria isolated from horses in the UK: an eight‐year surveillance study (2012‐2019). Veterinary Ophthalmology, 23 (6), pp. 950-956. https://doi.org/10.1111/vop.12827
  • Khusro, A. et al (2020) Adverse effect of antibiotics administration on horse health: an overview. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 97, 103339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103339
  • Mair, T.S. and Parkin, T.D. (2020) Audit of antimicrobial use in eleven equine practices over a five‐year period (2014–2018). Equine Veterinary Education. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13438
  • Floyd, E.F., Easton‐Jones, C.A. and Theelen, M.J.P. (2021) Systemic antimicrobial therapy in foals. Equine Veterinary Education. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13467
  • Hardefeldt , L.Y., Bailey, K. E. and Slater, J. (2021) Overview of the use of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of bacterial infections in horses. Equine Veterinary Education, 33 (11), pp. 602-611 https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13371
  • Arnold‐Lehna, D. et al. (2020) Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate. Equine Veterinary Journal, 52, pp. 531– 537  https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13219
    The August 2020 edition of inFOCUS contains a summary of this paper.
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