Laurel E Redding VMD, PhD

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382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
BA (Religion)
Duke University, 2006.
PhD (Epidemiology (pharmacoepidemiology))
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015.
VMD (Veterinary Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterninary Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

Antibiotic use in veterinary medicine: Antimicrobial are used extensively in animals, and their use can contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Redding is interested in better understanding how antibiotics are used in veterinary settings, discerning the clinical and One Health implications of their use and developing ways to refine their use.

The animal reservoir of Clostridium difficile: Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated and nosocomial diarrhea in humans and a significant enteric pathogen in many species of animals. It is generally accepted that the administration of antibiotics is the primary risk factor for the development and recurrence of C. difficile infection. However, patients can develop infections with C. difficile outside of a healthcare facility without the prior use of antibiotics. Dr. Redding is interested in studying whether animals - particularly companion animals - can serve as a reservoir for C. difficile infections in people.

Selected Publications

Rule EK, Boyle AG, Redding LE: Antimicrobial Prescribing Patterns in Equine Ambulatory Practice. Prev Vet Med August 2021.

Anis, E., Barnart, D., Barnard, A., Kelly, D. J., Redding, L. E.: Performance of commercial PCR assays to detect toxigenic Clostridioides difficile in the feces of puppies. Veterinary Medicine and Science 00, July 2021.

Kathryn R. Dalton, Kathy Ruble, Laurel E. Redding, Daniel O. Morris, Noel T. Mueller, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., Jacqueline Agnew, Karen C. Carroll, Paul J. Planet, Ronald C. Rubenstein, Allen R. Chen, Elizabeth A. Grice, Meghan F. Davis: Microbial Sharing between Pediatric Patients and Therapy Animals during Hospital Animal-Assisted Intervention Programs. Microorganisms May 2021.

Redding LE, Huang E, Ryave J, Webb T, Barnhart D, Baker L, Bender J, Kristula M, Kelly D: Clostridioides difficile on dairy farms and potential risk to dairy farm workers. Anaerobe January 2021.

Laurel E. Redding, Brianna Parsons, Joseph S. Bender: Educational interventions to address misconceptions about antibiotic residues in milk can alter consumer perceptions and may affect purchasing habits. J Dairy Sci Spetember 2021.

Meagan Hennessy, Nagaraju Indugu, Bonnie Vecchiarelli, Laurel Redding, Joseph Bender, Christa Pappalardo, Miranda Leibstein, John Toth, Darko Stefanovski, Ananya Katepalli, Satvik Garapati, Dipti Pitta: Comparison of the fecal bacterial communities in diarrheic and nondiarrheic dairy calves from multiple farms in southeastern Pennsylvania. Journal of Dairy Science 104: 7225, 2021.

Burns, C.C.; Redding, L.E.; Watson, B. : The Effects of Frequency and Duration of Handling on the Development of Feline Upper Respiratory Infections in a Shelter Setting. Animals 10, October 2020.

Redding, L., Grunwald, H., Cole, S., Rankin, S., Nolen-Walston, R: Modification of empirical antimicrobial regimens in large animal medicine. Veterinary Record doi: 10.1136/vr.106039, September 2020.

L.E. Redding, B. Muller, J. Szymczak: Small and Large Animal Veterinarian Perceptions of Antimicrobial Use Metrics for Hospital-Based Stewardship in the United States. Frontiers in Veterinary Science(doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00582), July 2020.

L.E. Redding, C. Brooks, C.B. Georgakakos, G. Habing, L. Rosenkrantz, M. Dahlstrom, P.J. Plummer: Addressing Individual Values to Impact Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing in Animal Agriculture. Front. Vet. Sci May 2020.

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