Special Issue "Optimization and Improvement of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: veterinary pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; PK/PD correlation; treatments optimization
Optimization of antimicrobial treatment in veterinary medicine is crucial for successful therapy while minimizing the risk of resistance selection. Antimicrobial resistance is mirroring the changing world, and the veterinary profession is being asked to properly address this challenge and promote the prudent use of antimicrobials. A multidisciplinary approach and broad multi-sectoral work by microbiologists, pharmacologists, immunologists, clinicians, animal nutritionists and specialists from closely related fields of animal science will contribute to finding proper solutions to this problem. The evaluation of messages from the consolidated surveillance of antimicrobial consumption and the emergency of resistance to antibacterial drugs could have additional value for the optimization of therapy.
Therefore, the main subject of this Special Issue includes any approach to optimize antimicrobial treatment in farm and companion animals. Manuscripts concerning multidisciplinary studies focused on animal-based indicators for the evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobial treatments and the application of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic integration for the optimization of antimicrobial treatment are welcome. Manuscripts providing evidence and clear criteria for the improvement of veterinary antimicrobial treatment are also accepted.
This Special Issue is supported by COST Action CA18217—European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment.
Dr. Cagnardi Petra
Dr. Aneliya Milanova
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- treatment optimization
- PK/PD integration
- companion animals
- farm animals
- antimicrobial therapy
- antimicrobial resistance