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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Learn about Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and discover how to diagnose, manage, and prevent them in this informative webinar. Gain insights into symptoms and treatment options to keep your feline companion healthy.

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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two significant viral infections that can affect cats. FeLV is primarily transmitted through saliva, usually through mutual grooming, sharing food/water bowls, or bites. This virus can cause various health issues such as anemia, immunosuppression, cancer, and reproductive disorders. FIV, which is similar to HIV in humans, weakens a cat's immune system. It spreads through bites, primarily during aggressive fights, and can lead to chronic infections, recurrent illnesses, and susceptibility to other infections. Both viruses can be diagnosed through blood tests, and unfortunately, there is no cure for either of them. However, management focuses on supportive care, preventing secondary infections, and maintaining a good quality of life. Vaccination is available for FeLV, but not for FIV. Preventative measures include limiting exposure, spaying/neutering, and regular veterinary check-ups for early detection and management.


Oliver D. Organista is a licensed agriculturist from the Philippines. He finished his animal science degree at Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) and is an alumnus of the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) in the Philippines. With eight years of experience working with Bioguard, he has expertise in performing various diagnostic tests in the Animal Reference Lab. With a desire to learn deeper into the field, he is currently pursuing his post-graduate study in Research and Development Management at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU).

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Dec 20

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8 PM – 9 PM


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Antibiotic Resistance in Dogs

Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon where disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, become resistant to the effects of antimicrobial (antibiotic) medication. This means that the bacteria are not eliminated by the medication and continue to grow, leading to infections that are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. In such cases, patients may require extended hospital stays, additional veterinary visits, and expensive alternative treatments. It is important to be aware of antimicrobial resistance and take appropriate measures to prevent its spread.

  • Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are a natural occurrence, but the overuse or misuse of antibiotics can speed up the process. Bacterial organisms have the ability to develop resistance to antibiotics that they are frequently exposed to as a survival mechanism. The organisms that develop resistance can survive and pass on their resistant genes to their offspring, leading to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
  • Dogs with certain medical conditions that require frequent antibiotic use are at a higher risk for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Some predisposing conditions include atopic dermatitis (skin allergies), diabetes mellitus, and Cushing's disease.
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Clinical Signs
When an antibiotic fails to treat an infection, it may indicate the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Additionally, a fever of unknown origin could also be a sign of such an infection. It is important to seek medical attention promptly if you experience these symptoms.

When it comes to diagnosing antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, the gold standard is a culture and sensitivity test of the affected area, such as urine, skin, or wound. This test is the only definitive way to diagnose a resistant infection and determine the most effective treatment plan.

    When it comes to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, healthcare professionals rely on a combination of factors to determine the best course of action. These factors include the results of culture and sensitivity tests, as well as the location and severity of the infection. In cases where the infection is life-threatening, doctors may consider alternative antibiotic treatments that come with potential risks.

      It is important to note that dogs who have previously suffered from a bacterial infection that was resistant to treatment may be at a higher risk of contracting another infection in the future, especially if they have an underlying condition that makes them more susceptible to infections. In such cases, it is advisable to take preventive measures to avoid any further infections. This can help in avoiding the need for another course of antibiotics, which could potentially lead to the development of a resistant infection.

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