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Oregon Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) is dedicated to reducing the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Oregon. Veterinarians have an important role in this initiative.

We are partnering with the University of Minnesota to provide veterinary continuing education (CE) units related to antibiotic stewardship.

The following resources will fulfil the CE requirements of 1-hour judicious use of antibiotics outlined in chapter 875-010-0090 of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board.

Veterinary Continuing Education (CE) Unit Opportunities

Please complete each learning module and quiz. Quiz results will be reviewed once every two weeks. A passing score of 70% is required to receive a certificate.

Microbiology Module

The Microbiology Module is eligible for 0.5 CE.

This module addresses the intricate science behind the antibiotic resistance phenomenon. It will explain what takes place within the bacterial cell to enable antimicrobial resistance and how it can be detected and measured. These basic principles should be a useful resource for client education and for reinforcing the veterinarian's role in protecting the public's health.

Microbiology Learning Module

Microbiology Quiz


Pharmacology Module

The Pharmacology Module is eligible for 0.5 CE.

This module deals with:

  • the birth and development of our antibiotic arsenal,
  • some basic concepts on how antibiotic/antimicrobial drugs work, how they are processed in animal patients, and how they are used in veterinary practice, and
  • how these important drugs should be best prescribed so as to reduce the incidence of drug resistance.

Pharmacology Learning Module

Pharmacology Quiz


Dairy Cattle Module

The Dairy Cattle Module is eligible for 1.0 CE.

This module includes three submodules which address:

  • Medicated Milk Replacer,
  • Neonatal Scours,
  • Antibiotics and Dairy Calves,

Dairy Cattle Learning Module

Dairy Cattle Quiz


Pet Animals Module

The Pet Animals Module is eligible for 1.5 CE.

This module includes five submodules which address:

  • Companion Animal Medicine
  • Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Rodents
  • Canine Pyoderma
  • Feline Urinary Tract Disease
  • Feline Upper Respiratory Infections

Pet Animal Learning Module

Pet Animal Quiz 


Equine Module

The Equine Module is eligible for 0.5 CE.

This module addresses:

  • Use of prescription and over-the-counter antimicrobial agents
  • The problem of inappropriate antimicrobial use in horses
  • When to use alternative treatments

Equine Learning Module

Equine Quiz

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