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Guidelines for the vaccination of dogs and cats
Compiled by the vaccination guidelines group (VGG) of the world small animal veterinary association (WSAVA)
M. J. Day, M. C. Horzinek, R. D. Schultz and R. A. Squires
Download / Read Guidelines 

Antimicrobial Resistance – Cyril R. Clarke, BVSc, MS, PhD
USA Clarke amr in companion animals 

Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Small Animal Veterinarians: Indirect Evidence of Zoonotic Transmission
Paul MR Staph pseudo vets 

Cross-sectional study of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in horses. Part 1: Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and methicillin-resistant
Maddox 2011 Cross-sectional study of MRSA and E coli in horses

Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli in dogs in a cross-sectional, community-based study
E coli resistance prevalence survey

Antibacterial prescribing patterns in small animal veterinary practice identified via SAVSNET: the small animal veterinary surveillance network
Antibacterial prescribing patterns in small animal veterinary practice identified via SAVSNET

Prevalence of meticillin – resistant staphylococci among dogs and cats at a veterinary teaching hospital in Portugal
2012 Cuoto, Pomba, Guardabassi
Couto-MRSA-dogs-cats-teaching-hospital-Portugal-2010.pdf

What’s happened to Staphylococcus intermedius? Taxonomic revision and emergence of multi-drug resistance
R. Bond and A. Loeffler
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College
Bond-Loeffler-MRSP-multiresistance-2012.pdf 

Current British veterinary attitudes to the use of perioperative antimicrobials in small animal surgery
C. B. Knights, A. Mateus, S. J. Baines
Knights Mateus peri-operative amd use 2012.pdf

Antimicrobial usage in dogs and cats in first opinion veterinary practices in the UK
A. Mateus, D. C. Brodbelt, N. Barber* and K. D. C. Stärk
Mateus amd use dogs and cats JSAP 2011.pdf 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the veterinary profession
By Elaine Pendlebury
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the veterinary profession – By Elaine Pendlebury.doc

 

There has been a worrying increase in the numbers of pets reported with MRSA infection. The causes for this seem to be complex and research to understand this emerging infection in animals and people is continuing. The Bella Moss foundation has been very helpful explaining to pet owners the complexity of issues involved.”

Professor David Lloyd Bvetmed. PhD, FRCVS, DipECVD, ILTM Professor of Veterinary Dermatology, Royal Veterinary College, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences http://www.rvc.ac.uk

All about infections

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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

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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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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

How we have Helped

Emma, our high spirited and beautiful 15 month old White German Shepherd girl got hit by a car after getting away from my husband on Friday 11th July, 2008. Initially, [&hellip

June & Tony Walker – Emma

Jill and her organization was a wonderful source of information and provided a great support system for me. They provide information about MRSA and advice about what I should do [&hellip

Carol – Haley

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