May 01, 2008


 Workshop to explore antimicrobial indications for companion animals

Posted April 15, 2008

The American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics has announced a workshop to discuss how to support new antimicrobial labeling indications for companion animals.

Labeling indications for the usage of antimicrobials in dogs and cats sometimes are too narrow to be consistent with the ways that veterinarians use the drugs in practice to treat disease. The workshop's objective is to explore approaches to data development that will support a variety of antimicrobial labeling indications to meet the therapeutic needs of companion animals.

The AAVPT encourages veterinary practitioners to participate. The workshop also targets veterinary specialists, academicians, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and federal regulators.

The workshop will be from Oct. 23-24 in Rockville, Md. The meeting format includes lecture presentations, roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions.

More information is available on the AAVPT Web site at Additional details are available from the AAVPT secretary-treasurer, Dr. Anthony Lucas, at (317) 651-4371 or