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

Educating, supporting, pet carers and vets on the treatment of resistant bacteria

Who we offer support to:

· Pet carers with an infected pet,

· Someone who has concerns about cross infection,

· A farmer, a doctor, a student, vet or vet nurse, with an interest in infection control

 

Our vision is a world where multi resistant bacteria are a rarity

Since we began in 2007 we have helped to save thousands of animals lives with early detection of MRSA and other infections, and helped to educate veterinarians and nurses on the risk factors of transmission of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) / Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

Pseudintermedius (MRSP). The Foundation is a not for profit charity relying on donations and volunteers.

Our Mission is to educate and support vets and pet owners on the treatment and prevention of resistant bacteria. Our vision is to eradicate the risk posed by resistant bacteria to humans and animals

 

Our Goals

Good Health is all about preventing infections:

Highlighting best hygiene practice in veterinary medicine

Offering support/advice to people whose pets have antibiotic resistant and other serious infections

Promoting responsible use of antibiotics

Educating on the risk of how bacteria are spread

What you can do 

Pet owners please take our short survey, give your vets our posters for their reception download our poster

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Veterinary Practitioners as Antibiotic Guardians

BMF collaborates with Public Health England, European antibiotic awareness day, Antibiotic Guardian, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, and British Veterinary Association

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All about infections

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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

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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

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

Troy, our 12 1/2 year old Wire Fox Terrier, had an ear infection and diagnosed with MRSA in April, 2008. Immediately, we contacted Jill and Lori at the Bella Moss [&hellip

Christine – Troy

We have a very special and sweet golden retriever male dog named Bud. Bud is the only puppy that I have not rescued but picked out of a litter. Actually [&hellip

Gary and Angel – Bud

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"This initiative marks a new chapter in both the work of The Foundation and the global effort to improve health across human, animal and environmental boundaries, and one which I am proud to support.

The Bella Moss Foundation works in collaboration with the British Veterinary Associations and veterinary schools to improve infection control, knowledge and practice. Now The Foundation has joined with what is perhaps the most significant development in the global struggle against resistant bacteria; the One Health Initiative. www.onehealthinitiative.com"
- Peter Purvis - BMF Honorary Patron

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