Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Beyond S/I/R

  • Amanda J. Kreuder Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Ames, IA 50011
Keywords: antimicrobial susceptibility testing, bovine, antimicrobial stewardship


Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation is a critical component of antimicrobial stewardship in bovine practice, yet it remains 1 of the most poorly understood diagnostic tests in veterinary medicine. Improved practitioner understanding of the process of antimicrobial susceptibility testing, clinical breakpoint determination, and the limitations of this critical diagnostic tool are important in ensuring appropriate results interpretation and improving clinical decision making in the context of antimicrobial stewardship.

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