Well, it's been 10 weeks... and I've learned quite a lot. I hope you have, too! As my project comes to an end, Nina and I wanted to give our viewers a big thank you. I hope you enjoyed this blog series and feel more confident about what your role is in solving antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Skippy Frank Fund who sponsored this entire project, and a thank you to Dr. Jason Stull and Dr. Brenda Bonnett for being wonderful mentors every step of t
Something we all share in common is the environment, and green is the new black! With movements towards protecting our environment, it is important to know about the role antibiotics play.
Proper kennel waste disposal instructions can be found here:
Instructions on how to properly dispose of unused medications:
This 'One Health' buzzword... what is it? Who is implementing it, and who actually is following through?
The idea of ‘one health’ dates all the way back to the 19th century when Rudolf Virchow, MD studied links between human and veterinary medicine. He came up with the term ‘zoonosis’ in regards to a pathogen that can be transmitted from animals to humans. This sparked the idea that medicine is not segregated into different categories, but it is rather interconnected. Througho
PSA to all of the breeders. Please avoid using antibiotics during pregnancy and whelping unless absolutely necessary. Through breeding your dogs with antibiotics, you are also breeding super bugs. Antibiotics can also be detrimental to growth and development of the puppy. Some antibiotics even cause fetal death. Always consult your veterinarian before using antibiotics.
Did you know that by 2050, superbugs will kill 10 million MORE people than cancer will? This huge problem not only affects our beloved pets, but it is a serious threat to the human population.
Click here for the BBC article and check out this great podcast from the UK!
Podcast Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djvbp
Downloadable Version: BBCInsideScience-20160609.mp3
Amazing video brought to you by The Ohio State University that emphasizes the importance of One Health and how we are better together tackling this devastating issue.
This video stresses that these issues involve not just a person but everything in their environment - other people, animals, plants, their health, etc. It is why a one-health approach to the problem is necessary. Stay tuned for more resources on antimicrobial resistance!
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Tim Landers, PhD, RN, CNP, CIC from The Ohio State University College of Nursing was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about antimicrobial resistance from the nursing perspective. He is a wealth of knowledge, and this short video is worth a listen!
What’s all this talk about super bugs? Isn’t that what bit Spider Man and gave him those super-spidey powers? Unfortunately, the super bugs I am referring to are not siding with the good guys. These bugs are mutated to withstand even the strongest of antibiotics, rendering them unstoppable… or are they?
Here’s some background on AMR… Antimicrobial resistance happens when bacteria become overexposed to antimicrobials (aka antibioti