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November 18, 2015

The Independant – Pet owners blamed for increasing risk of MRSA and E.coli by not following animal medicine instructions

Public Health England urges owners of sick pets to ensure antiobiotics are used strictly as directed Pet owners who fail to follow their vet’s advice when giving medicines to their animals [&hellip

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November 18, 2015

BMF teams up with Public Health England and the VMD to urge pet owners to join the fight against antibiotic resistance

Today marks European Antimicrobial Awareness Day – the annual drive to encourage the public and the medical and vet professions to use antibiotics responsibly. This year we’ve teamed up with [&hellip

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November 10, 2015

BMF teams up with ONCORE CPD to produce new infection control course

We are delighted to reveal that The Bella Moss Foundation has joined forces with ONCORE Online Learning to launch a new online learning module to help vet staff beat the [&hellip

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August 22, 2015

Please help us “Remember Bella” this coming Sunday – August 23

Dear supporters, For the past nine years The Bella Moss Foundation has worked tirelessly to help pet owners in crisis, when their beloved animals have been suffering antibiotic resistant infections, [&hellip

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May 20, 2015

BMF calls for new approach to spreading AMR awareness

Antimicrobial resistance and “the rise of the superbugs” is the topic of the moment here in the UK! Last week the newly appointed Commercial Secretary Jim O’Neill called on drugs [&hellip

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May 11, 2015

FREE online lecture about “Pets and Antibiotics” – 8pm on Monday May 18

Everything a pet owner should know about pets and antibiotics – and how YOU can help in the fight against antibiotic resistance We have teamed up with the pet care [&hellip

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May 9, 2015

Eileen Green reports on BMF self audit tool for practices

Veterinary nurses can play a vital role in achieving and maintaining high standards of infection control, say leading veterinary professionals. RVNs are now being urged to use a free self-audit practice [&hellip

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April 22, 2015

BMF launches FREE
interactive hygiene audit for vet practices

Take the test now!

The wait is over – our brilliant new practice hygiene audit tool is here! We’ve teamed up with some of the UK’s leading vets and nurses to create a free [&hellip

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April 10, 2015

BMF responds to UK AMR death figures

Following the release of dramatic UK Government forecasts on the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), we are urging the public, pet owners and clinicians to stick to the basics of [&hellip

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April 10, 2015

Our new hand washing video is here!

Think you’ve got your hand washing technique spot on? Now you can be sure, with the new hand washing demo from The Bella Moss Foundation! Launched alongside our Clean Hands [&hellip

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April 2, 2015

Charity calls on delegates to test their hand washing technique in the Congress Clean Hands Challenge and win great pet fitness prizes

As well as promoting its range of infection control information for practitioners and pet owners at BSAVA 2015, The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) is urging delegates to take part in [&hellip

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March 11, 2015

Poem from Jill

For years Bella’s friend Sam has been in my life, I have walked him and I become so attached to him. Last week I had to say goodbye to Sam. [&hellip

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February 23, 2015

AMR awareness charity appeals for BSAVA Congress volunteers

Infections control awareness charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) is urgently appealing for volunteers to help at BSAVA Congress in April. The charity is appearing in Birmingham from April 9-11 [&hellip

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January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at The Bella Moss Foundation

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December 18, 2014

Press release – Responsible use of antibiotics

The Bella Moss Foundation has worked for the past seven years to develop a greater understanding of the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria (including MRSA) particularly in companion animals, [&hellip

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December 8, 2014

Christmas Wishes from BMF

The Bella Moss Foundation is a not for profit charity, started in 2007. It helps save lives through the early detection of infections in animals. Set up by Jill Moss after [&hellip

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December 6, 2014

Medication’s not always what you need…

LEADING VETERINARY charity, PDSA, has teamed up with pet owner awareness charity, The Bella Moss Foundation, to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2014) and to encourage pet owners [&hellip

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November 23, 2014

Vets Online – Charities team up to raise antibiotic awareness

Veterinary charity PDSA and The Bella Moss Foundation have teamed up to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day (November 18). Antibiotics have been an essential medicine to fight infections in both [&hellip

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November 23, 2014

Antimicrobial resistance and disease control: making One Health work

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November 18, 2014

Medication’s not always what you need… European Antibiotic Awareness Day 18 November 2014

Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, has teamed up with pet owner awareness charity, The Bella Moss Foundation, to support European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2014) and to encourage pet owners [&hellip

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