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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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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&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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Symptoms

If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip

How we have Helped

Flash – March 14, 2000 – November 7, 2006 Flash was born in 2000. He was neutered at age 2 and has had urinary tract problems ever since. He may [&hellip

Carol Fisher – Flash

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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