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Self assessment test: Selecting ear drops for dogs with otitis externa
  1. Ross Bond

Otitis externa is one of the most common conditions presenting in canine practice. Ear disease often reflects a combination of predisposing, primary, perpetuating and secondary factors. While the animal health industry has provided veterinary surgeons with a wide array of safe, effective and licensed topical products, simply dispensing ear drops will not satisfactorily resolve otitis externa in a significant proportion of cases. Veterinary use of antimicrobial drugs is currently under intense scrutiny, prompting the BVA to produce an eight-point plan on responsible use. This article discusses the use of antimicrobial products in canine otitis externa in relation to these guidelines, with emphasis on rational product selection and minimising antimicrobial use where appropriate.

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