UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

Educating, supporting, pet carers and vets on the treatment of resistant bacteria

The Bella Moss Foundation is a charity which promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veterinary medicine. It was set up in 2005 by Jill Moss, an actress, following the death of her dog, Bella, from a badly managed MRSA infection, and has developed into an international champion of good practice linking patients and veterinary clients with best practice resources and access to good advice.

Whether you’re looking after an ill pet, a person with a serious infection, someone who has concerns about how infection spreads, have an interest in controlling infections, are a farmer, a doctor, a student, a vet or vet nurse, the Bella Moss Foundation is a source of information on resistant bacteria like meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), how they spread and how we can control them.

The Bella Moss Foundation communicates on a regular basis with the general public, academic institutions, government departments and leading researchers around the world. We spread our message through our website, leaflets and educational seminars as well as press articles.  We do this to save lives and to prevent the spread of infections that are passed between humans and animals.

We collaborate with human and animal health associations and we are part of the One Health Initiative.

Our website is a free educational resource and we have no paid staff.

To find out our story and how we began is here read Bella & Jill’s story

National pet month 1st April – 5th May

The Bella Moss Foundation supports National Pet Month and calls all pet carers to download our educational posters and take part in our survey to promote responsible pet health, ownership and safe use of antibiotics. We have teamed up with Vetoquinol our corporate partner to print these posters that will help pet owners understand how they can keep their pets healthy.

 

What you can do 

Pet owners please take our short survey, give your vets our posters for their reception download our poster and ask your vet to take our Vets survey on responsible use of antibiotics take vet survey.

“This initiative marks a new chapter in both the work of The Foundation and the global effort to improve health across human, animal and environmental boundaries, and one which I am proud to support.”
Peter Purvis – BMF Honorary Patron

The Bella Moss Foundation works in collaboration with the British Veterinary Associations and veterinary schools to improve infection control, knowledge and practice. Now The Foundation has joined with what is perhaps the most significant development in the global struggle against resistant bacteria; the One Health Initiative. www.onehealthbmf.com

Latest News

April 19, 2014

We have an unrivalled opportunity for a volunteer Google AdWords / PPC Manager to join our charity. You’ll be responsible for our digital marketing strategy managing Google AdWords/ PPC across

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March 30, 2014

VETERINARY surgeons are being urged to share their prescribing experiences in a comprehensive new survey aimed at shining a light on antibiotic usage in pets. The profession is becoming increasingly

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One Health Conference

At the Royal Society of Medicine in London on 13 October 2014.
Book your place now.
www.onehealthbmf.com

All about infections

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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with

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MRSP

What are MRSP and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a bacterium that is commonly found on the skin or in the nose or intestinal tract of 50% of more of

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms

How we have Helped

Jill and her organization was a wonderful source of information and provided a great support system for me. They provide information about MRSA and advice about what I should do

Carol – Haley

On the 15th Febuary 2005 my 9 year old Weimeraner bitch Tarka, had to have an emergency operation for bloat. All went well! How relieved we were. Then a couple

Trish and Terry Salisbury – Tarka

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"Bella’s death was the tip of the iceberg. I watched her suffer and die an unnecessary death, since I have worked tirelessly to help to reduce infection rates in animals. Every day MRSA and other serious infections affect the lives of hundreds of people and pets around the world. Bella has become a famous dog, leaving behind a legacy to other animals. Since Bella’s death we have helped save countless animals’ lives through early detection of MRSA and MRSP."
- Jill Moss

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