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The most important means of preventing the spread of infection, particularly with MRSA or MRSP, is good hygiene. If your pet has been diagnosed with MRSA or MRSP, HAND WASHING IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING you can do to prevent the spread of bacteria. This should be carried out before and after contact with your pet, before and after dealing with the wound, after coming home from work and before going out, in addition to the usual hand washing occasions during the day. Jewellery should be removed prior to handling your pet and prior to hand washing.

Hands should be washed under warm flowing water using soap or an antiseptic solution (according to the manufacturers’ instructions if those are given). Take care to wash all areas of the skin thoroughly including the thumbs, finger tips and the back of your hands. This process should take one to two minutes before thorough rinsing. Hands should then be dried with disposable paper towels or frequently washed hand towels which are not used for other purposes.

 

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MRSA and other bacteria are mostly spread by direct contact, but can also be spread by air currents or by sneezes or coughs

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MRSP

What are MRSP and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a bacterium that is commonly found on the skin or in the nose or intestinal tract of 50% of more of [&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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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

How we have Helped

My Coton de Tulear, Emmy, was age 3 when she became very ill from repeated antibiotic treatments for alleged urinary tract infections (including MRSA). It was only after an emergency [&hellip

Emmy

This is Duke, our 7 year old German Shepherd. A few months ago Duke became very ill. He had contracted a Clostridial infection which was rapidly destroying tissue and muscle [&hellip

John & Vivien Boon – Duke

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