Red Light, Green Light: Diagnosis & Management of Infectious Diseases & Gastrointestinal Parasites

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In order to effectively diagnose and treat infectious diseases, veterinarians must balance several—perhaps competing—goals. They must focus on improving the individual patient’s health, and they must meet or exceed the client’s expectations while also effectively communicating animal health goals and disease risks. In addition, they must consider the impacts to antimicrobial resistance through execution of appropriate antimicrobial use, and they must consider public health and environmental impacts.

Although some canine and feline cases are straightforward, it can be challenging to balance the needs of a patient while also ensuring accountability toward the One Health initiative and antimicrobial stewardship. In light of these goals, explore the following clinical case scenarios and decide the best course of action.

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