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 prevention and 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.

We offer informed support on the management of resistant bacteria and the resulting infections for

· Pet and owners with resistant infections

· Vets and veterinary nurses

· Doctors, nurses and pharmacists

· Farmers and agriculture

Our aim is to save lives through education via leaflets, posters, videos, and other media which promotes the responsible use of antibiotics regarding the management of resistant bacteria. We do this by collaborating with the public and major veterinary and human health academic institutions, government departments and leading researchers around the world, many of which are part of the One Health Initiative.

All the Bella Moss Foundations resources are developed and produced by volunteers.

To read more about Bella’s story Bella & Jill’s story

 

Latest News

May 8, 2019

  10 years ago Louise became a volunteer for the Ballymoss foundation not only was she a great factory nurse but also a gifted author. Louise has a unique talent [&hellip

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November 18, 2017

To coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19th November), the Bella Moss Foundation and NOAH have teamed up to survey the depth of people’s knowledge on the relevance of antibiotics [&hellip

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All about infections

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Symptoms

If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

How we have Helped

Inca is our 3 year-old gentle and kind rottweiler who came to us as a stray. She broke both her back knees in 2006 and whilst at the Queen Mother’s [&hellip

Helen Mansfield – Inca

Max had been our family since he was a puppy. He was our little boy! and he brought us so much pleasure even when the kids came along we still [&hellip

Leigh, Terry and the Martin family – Max

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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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