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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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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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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

How we have Helped

Our beautiful Momo, a black cat with one perfectly shaped white heart on her chest, came to us homeless one day, and of course we took her in. She changed [&hellip

Lori & Joseph – Momo

18 months ago my beautiful black Labrador Brooke became ill with a cough and a massive ear infection. The ear infection responded to treatment BUT the cough never cleared. My [&hellip

Nicolla – Brooke

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