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Download the mythbuster quiz on antibiotic use and our Antibiotic Guardian poster here, and read about European Antibiotic Awareness Day 18 November 2015,

Most of us have some sort of understanding of the term antibiotic and the infections that antibiotics treat, but understanding what antibiotics are for and how they can be used effectively is vital if we are to make the best contribution to the care and well-being of our pets.

Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA

Read one of our stories about Emmy, a Coton de Tulear. –

‘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 veterinary hospitalization for a reaction to a new antibiotic, that it was decided to perform a cystoscopy.  The cystoscopy found NO urinary tract infection whatsoever. In fact, the emergency hospital vet indicated that there must have been a lab error since Emmy’s procedure was performed under sterile technique and showed no infection with the sterile cystoscopy culture nor any visible urinary tract irritation/symptomology.’

Continue reading Emmy’s Story

 

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Those who work in health settings, including vets and veterinary practice staff, may have a higher risk of carrying MRSA than the general population.

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MRSA In Horses

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