To improve service to our clients, the Bacteriology laboratory will be offering new antibiotic susceptibility panels for organisms isolated from companion animal samples starting in January 2017. These panels include antibiotics targeted toward Gram negative or Gram positive organisms and drugs previously not available. Minocycline, nitrofurantoin, pradofloxacin, tetracycline and vancomycin will now appear on the Gram positive panel, while ceftazidime, cephalexin, orbifloxacin, piperacillin/tazobactam constant 4, pradofloxacin and tetracycline will now appear on the Gram negative panel.
Cefoxitin, ceftiofur, ticarcillin, and ticarcillin/clavulanic acid have been removed from the companion animal susceptibility panels.
Please refer to this chart for currently available antimicrobial panels offered at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center.