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If an animal is colonised with MRSP/MRSA or MRSI, there is little data available to suggest that decolonisation is worthwhile. These bacteria have evolved to inhabit our pets as their normal environment; therefore they are likely to be difficult to remove, and to come back if we can remove them. If they are not causing a problem, there is no reason to fight them – we’d be fighting nature! Again, simple basic hygiene may be the way forward, as discussed for MRSA elsewhere on this site.

The outward signs of an antibiotic-resistant infection are the same as those for most other infections: inflammation, raised temperature around the area, and sometimes the production of pus.

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A small proportion of the human population carry MRSA without knowing it and without any ill-effects.

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MRSA In Horses

Staphylococcus aureus can also be found in the nose, intestinal tract or skin of a small percentage of normal, healthy horses, although the frequency with which it is found varies [&hellip

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Bugs Explained

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is only one of a number of bacteria that can be resistant to lots of different antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relatively common finding in long-standing [&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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My dog Kaylee was attacked by another dog, and contracted MRSA through her open wounds.  Our vets were doing all they could, but the infection was too strong.  I looked [&hellip

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Loki got a resistant pseudomonas infection during surgery, which was worse than MRSP. He had a fever and was crying in pain. Bumps on his incision reappeared after the second [&hellip

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