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As well as promoting its range of infection control information for practitioners and pet owners at BSAVA 2015, The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) is urging delegates to take part in its fun hand washing competition and be in with the chance to win a great pet fitness prize.

The Clean Hands Challenge, sponsored by Vetoquinol, will take place on the BMF stand, alongside a brand new instructional hand hygiene video produced by leading vets Tim Nuttall and Chris Laurence.

Eager delegates will have their hands sprayed with UV activated dye – taking the place of bugs and bacteria. They will then be asked to wash their hands – seemingly a simple enough task – before being shown, with the aid of a UV wand, how much “bacteria” they were able to remove.

Top-notch hand washers will then be entered into a daily prize draw to win a Tractive MOTION pet activity monitor for their pets and patients.

BMF founder Jill Moss said: “We all think we’re pretty good at washing our hands – and it’s a basic, everyday function for clinicians – but at the same time hand washing can become perfunctory, especially when you are busy. And how often do we really think about whether we’re doing it right?

“Our new instructional video and congress competition should hopefully give BSAVA delegates a fun, gentle reminder about the importance of hand hygiene, and there are also some great pet fitness monitors up for grabs. We would also like to say a massive thank you to Vetoquinol, as their kind sponsorship has made the video and stand competition possible.”

Come and visit The Bella Moss Foundation at stand 4 in the ICC

For more information about BMF and the charity’s range of educational resources for vets and nurses please visit www.thebellamossfoundation.com For more news, images and interviews regarding the congress competition and other BMF resources please contact Emma Cooper on 07787512427 or email eecooper85@gmail.com

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