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The risk factors for MRSA colonisation and subsequent infection are well established in people, but less so in animals. Humans who are most at risk will have had: 1) Exposure to healthcare facilities such as hospitals;
2) Previous surgical procedures;
3) Indwelling devices (e.g. surgical implants such as pins and bone screws);
4) Conditions which reduce the effectiveness of the immune system, such as:
a. underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
b. old age;
5) Previous MRSA episodes;
6) Prior antimicrobial use, particularly repeated courses of antibiotics.

All about infections

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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

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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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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

Dowie was 8 years old when he contracted MRSA. He was admitted into the Veterinary Hospital due to a persistent problem with his ear. I’m not sure what you call [&hellip

Jane Bostock – Dowie

Last month my thirteen-year-old miniature dachsund, Jenna, developed a swollen eye. I assumed that she had been bit by a spider or an ant, but after the swelling returned following [&hellip

Jill Vicino – Jenna

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