International Society for Companion
Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
ISCAID is dedicated to improving the care of pets (dogs, cats, birds, horses, exotic pets) with infectious diseases, and controlling the spread of these diseases. It aims to promote increased knowledge of companion animal infectious diseases through encouragement of research in the discipline and dissemination of information. It fosters the development and exchange of expertise in companion animal infectious diseases and microbiology through meetings and publications, as well as making recommendations on policies pertaining to companion animal infectious diseases. Learn more about ISCAID by clicking here.
Membership of ISCAID provides access to a database of clinical images, a library of review articles and latest publications relating to companion animal infectious diseases, access to a list of links to other infectious disease sites, and regular newsletters and news article summaries. Become a member by clicking here.
ISCAID 2018 SYMPOSIUM
The 2018 ISCAID symposium was held occur in Portland, Oregon from September 30 to October 3, 2018. Proceedings can be accessed via VIN or by following the link in the ‘Meeting Info’ tab.
Antimicrobial Use Guidelines:
UPDATED URINARY GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FREE BY CLICKING HERE
GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF SUPERFICIAL BACTERIAL FOLLICULITIS (PYODERMA) AVAILABLE FREE BY CLICKING HERE
GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASE AVAILABLE FREE BY CLICKING HERE
The ISCAID Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group was established in 2010, and is comprised of clinical microbiologists, pharmacologists, and internal medicine specialists with expertise in infectious disease and antimicrobial use. The goals were 1) to develop guidelines containing recommendations for antimicrobial drug choice and dosing for specific diseases of companion animals, in order to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobial drugs; 2) to educate of veterinarians about the need for rational and effective antimicrobial drug use; 3) to disseminate the guidelines widely in accessible formats; and 4) to identify areas for further research.
The first set of guidelines published were those for urinary tract infections in dogs and cats and superficial pyoderma in dogs. Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory tract diseases in dogs and cats were published in early 2017.
Updated guidelines for urinary tract infections are in preparation.
Development of the guidelines was initially supported by an unconditional grant from Bayer Animal Health.