People: Anke Hendricks, David Brodbelt

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Dates: 2008-2012

Aims: To estimate the frequency of canine pyoderma and its treatment and to evaluate risk factors for treatment relapse and failure in UK primary and referral veterinary practice.

Relevance of the project: This study will be able to quantify the diagnosis of canine pyoderma and the usage of antimicrobials in veterinary practice in a larger population of animals than previously documented in the UK. The identification of risk factors for antimicrobial therapy relapse will be able to inform practices as to the optimal approach to the treatment of pyoderma.

Funding body: BBSRC CASE studentship with industrial support from Zoetis      

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Current project status: This study has now been completed and the PhD degree has been awarded.

Peer-review publications

Prescribing practices of primary-care veterinary practitioners in dogs diagnosed with bacterial pyoderma

Summers JF, Hendricks A, Brodbelt DC
(2014) BMC Veterinary Research.
This study describes patient signalment, disease characteristics and treatment prescribed in a large number of UK, primary-care canine pyoderma cases. The estimated prevalence of canine pyoderma in the UK vet-visiting population is also reported.

The Effectiveness of Systemic Antimicrobial Treatment in Canine Pyoderma: A Systematic Review

Summers JF, Brodbelt DC, Forsythe PJ, Loeffler A, Hendricks A 
(2012) Veterinary Dermatology. 

In this review, systematic methodology was used to identify and evaluate existing evidence for the effectiveness of systemic antimicrobial treatments for naturally occurring superficial and deep canine pyoderma.



Vet Compass Project Type: Dog


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