Cal Poly Pomona Animal & Veterinary Sciences Pomona, CA, United States
Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: "But Metronidazole works so well..." This commonly used statement was how many treatment plans utilized antimicrobials to alleviate symptoms as a first-line action. We are now facing a world-wide state of emergency with of antimicrobial resistance. This session will look at how bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobials and how nutrition and fecal microbial transplants (FMT) could be alternative solutions in these cases.
What is antimicrobial resistance and how bacteria evolve to develop resistance
Identify the outcomes of at least 3 current studies on commonly utilized antimicrobial treatments
Be able to explain 2 changes in microbial shift post antibiotic treatment
Be able to describe what a fecal microbial transplant is and 2 benefits of its use.
Be able to list at least 2 alternative initial or first-line treatment paths over antimicrobial use.
Understand the use of bacteriophages (phages) as a new way to alter GI dysbiosis.