Practical Applications of Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine is a free veterinary CE offering.
Probiotics are increasingly used in lieu of, or as a complement to, traditional therapies such as antibiotics, immunosuppressants, and surgery. They are often used to manage both self-limiting and life-threatening disorders. This is partially due to increased recognition of negative effects of current therapies and partially due to failure of currently available treatments to yield optimal patient outcomes. This course will present the evidence for, and against, probiotics for the management of common clinical disorders.
After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- outline the differences between probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics
- discuss key considerations in evaluating probiotic quality and selection
- compare and contrast the current evidence supporting, or refuting, efficacy of probiotics for common, as well as little-known, uses in dogs and cats