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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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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


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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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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I was truly devastated and lost hearing the diagnosis of MRSA. I thought my dog’s life was over. The MRSA was on my dog’s nose and diagnosed with a punch [&hellip

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