UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

Antibiotics are, of course, used in other animals and The Bella Moss Foundation works with its education partner the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance so that we can learn from the best practices we are both developing.

If you would like to know more about RUMA and the use of antibiotics in livestock please use the following links:

RUMA
www.ruma.org.uk

Farm Antibiotics
www.farmantibiotics.org

 

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May 8, 2019

  10 years ago Louise became a volunteer for the Ballymoss foundation not only was she a great factory nurse but also a gifted author. Louise has a unique talent [&hellip

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November 18, 2017

To coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19th November), the Bella Moss Foundation and NOAH have teamed up to survey the depth of people’s knowledge on the relevance of antibiotics [&hellip

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All about infections

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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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MRSA in Pigs

In spite of worrying reports of the spread of MRSA ST398 in pigs in Europe and N. America, in two recent, major EU surveys (EFSA 2009, 2010) the UK pig industry was [&hellip

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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

How we have Helped

Jasmine was a healthy 6 month old kitten and as responsible pet owners, we felt it was right to take her to the vets to be spayed. We had had [&hellip

Jasmine

My husband contracted MRSA, 3weeks following hip replacement surgery on August 28th. When we took him to the hospital we left some soiled bandages on the couch. When I came [&hellip

Margaret McNicholl

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"Antimicrobial resistance is an important issue for all of us and our pets. Resistant bacteria are more difficult to treat and do not respect species or international boundaries. So it is important that all interested parties work together to minimise the growth and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The Bella Moss Foundation provides a vital link with pet owners and the veterinary profession and RUMA are glad to collaborate on educational projects"
- John Fitzgerald Director Responsible use of Antibiotics – RUMA

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