UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

We thank our clinical advisors Dr Anette Loeffler and Professor David Lloyd (Royal Veterinary College), Dr Tim Nutall (Liverpool) and Dr Scott Weese (University of Guelph)

You Gov for making this study possible

‘Antimicrobial selective pressure in pet-owning healthcare workers’

Study published in Vet Record : http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/170/8/211.2.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=bNioZuSWsYyMtTT

‘Biosecurity in veterinary practice’ Dr Tim Nuttall  (RCVS News)
http://www.rcvs.org.uk/practice-standards-scheme/information-for-existing-members/the-practice-standard-august-2011/biosecurity-in-veterinary-practice/ 

Survey on antimicrobial use and current guidelines used in UK companion animal practice
click here to see the results.

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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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

How we have Helped

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

In November of 2008, our 2 year old yellow lab, Heisman, was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament in her right leg. After extensive research about the options before us, [&hellip

Gwen – Heisman

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