A Project for UK Veterinary Surgeons

Welcome to Pet-Resist

The IDEXX Laboratories quarterly antibiotic resistance surveillance report. Designed for UK Veterinary Surgeons and the wider UK veterinary sector, this report provides a geographical and historical overview of antibiotic resistance testing undertaken on pets and reported from within our veterinary laboratory network across the UK.

The data mapped is taken from results reported to you and your colleagues that use our unique microbiology offering, and is provided as a guide to help you in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic in conjunction with the testing available within our reference laboratory network, based on in vitro susceptibility testing and the quantification of bacterial susceptibility through the use of Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs).

What's New?

Data up to the end of October 2022 is now included, to ensure that you are seeing the most up-to-date information possible.

Antibiotics (antimicrobials) will now show a classification as first-line, second-line, or third-line. These will be indicated by a (1), (2), or (3) after the antibiotic name. These classifications are based on the BSAVA PROTECT guidance and have been refined by our veterinary microbiologists Dr Larry Roberts and Dr Marta Costa. For more information see the FAQ. The classifications are:

  1. First-line antimicrobial – this should be considered a first-line antimicrobial where antimicrobial treatment is required
  2. Second-line antimicrobials – this is a second-line antimicrobial and should be reserved for when first-line antimicrobials are ineffective or inappropriate for the clinical case.
  3. Third-line antimicrobial - this is a third-line antimicrobial and should ideally be reserved for human use

If you wish to experience the benefits of these new testing options or to contribute to this data source to aid you, your colleagues and the wider veterinary market then please use the Contact Us link to enquire how to access our services.

Across the global IDEXX reference laboratory network, the same methodologies and technologies are used and to find out more about our service offering visit the Why IDEXX link.