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The Bella Moss Foundation demonstrate our commitment to One Health by supporting the European Antibiotics Awareness Day which is an annual campaign held to raise awareness of prudent antibiotic use and the threat of antibiotic resistance in humans and animals. The Bella Moss Foundation ( UK registered charity (1122246) in collaboration with the department of Health and PDSA have produced educational posters for pet owners on hand hygiene and responsible use of antibiotics. Download our posters for pet carers here 

The annual Antibiotic Awareness Day  18th November looks at how vets and doctors  use antibiotics.  It’s not just the vets responsibly prescribing the drug – it also involves pet owners understanding why we might not use an antibiotic to help a sick pet.  There are quite a few factors involved, so we can’t just think about appropriate prescribing. 

The irresponsible use of antibiotics can lead to many different problems.  There are the individual ones of harm to a pet, owner or their family and the other is a wider, more global concern.  That’s the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, which could lead to a widespread epidemic of an infection we can’t control.

A Bella Moss Foundation study (2013) found that  84% of  pet owners surveyed knew that antibiotics worked against bacteria, but 7% of pet owners thought that antibiotics worked against viruses, and 7% thought they worked against any infectious agent.  65% relied on information from their vet, with 33% using web information. Continue to help us by filling in our questionnaire online. Take Survey

 

President of the Bella Moss Foundation.   Jill Moss

“We all need to work together to prevent the spread of infections between humans and animals, this is a global problem and this is why next year The Bella Moss Foundation are holding a joint meeting with the Royal Society of Medicine to look at prudent use of antimicrobial resistance in human and animal health (October 13th 2014) More at this link which will go live in the early part of 2014 www.onehealthbmf.com”. Let’s take action now and work together in the battle of resistant bacteria “

All about infections

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Bugs Explained

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is only one of a number of bacteria that can be resistant to lots of different antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relatively common finding in long-standing [&hellip

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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&hellip

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

Update October 7th 2006 by Jill Moss – “I am so upset by the fact that after so many months of battling with all the very best care there could [&hellip

Xena

I have had dogs my entire life, and have loved each of them for their quirks and personality, companionship and friendship. However, my current dog Tipper is “that” dog. My [&hellip

Leslie – Tipper

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