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MRSA can be successfully treated like any other bacterial infection. If tissue is particularly badly affected, it needs to be removed; wounds may need special dressings; and antibiotics to kill the MRSA must be used. The key is to identify the MRSA as quickly as possible, then treat it.

Make sure your vet takes swabs and cultures and if your vet wants to talk with our veterinary experts this can be arranged. Bella Moss Foundation works closely with vets all over the world, we can get our vets to liaise with yours but we cannot comment on clinical management of cases.

CAN MRSA DISSAPEAR ON ITS OWN?

MRSA can resolve without specific antibiotic therapy. This generally occurs in two ways:

Firstly

An MRSA infection may resolve if the underlying disease is controlled. This is because the vast majority of infections are secondary to another problem, and, if this is corrected, conditions no longer support the infection. Normal immune and healing processes will then eliminate the infection.

Failure to address the underlying problem will compromise antibiotic treatment leading to persistent and reoccurring infection.

Secondly

MRSA colonisation (as opposed to infection) is normally lost in the community over 1-6 months. This is because antibiotic resistant organisms can be out-competed and replaced antibiotic sensitive organisms in the absence of selection pressures exerted by antibiotics and away from veterinary and other environments with a higher risk or resistant bacteria.

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MRSP

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