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It is most often the case that pets are sent home within a day or two of surgery, so it is important to ask the vet what to expect and look for. When caring for a pet recovering from surgery it is important to practice good hand and environmental hygiene.

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Surgical sites, cuts or grazes can become infected by bacteria falling from the skin into the wound, from contaminated hands or instruments, or by droplets from an uncovered mouth or nose.

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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 Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

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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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A letter from Amber My fight for life I am 11 years old (a rough Collie). Here is my story. On a beautiful June morning I was chasing pigeons in [&hellip

Alan Barnard

I have a little Bichon Frise called Libby who is nearly 10 years old so when she tore her crucial ligament and my vet advised an operation I was happy [&hellip

Ruth Reynolds – Libby

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