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

BMF Interactive infection control

ISFM is the International Society of Feline Medicine – the veterinary division of International Cat Care
At ISFM we aim to provide a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery. Additionally, we provide information on the wellbeing of the whole cat and resources practitioners can use with owners beyond the consulting room to help build the bond with feline clients.

Worms & Germs Blog is an educational website coordinated by Drs. Scott Weese and Maureen Anderson of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonosis. The Bella Moss Foundation relies on Dr Weese for much educational material and we are grateful to Worms and Germs for their collaboration on educational matters.

International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
ISCAID is dedicated to improving the care of pets (dogs, cats, birds, horses, exotic pets) with infectious diseases, and controlling the spread of these diseases. The Bella Moss Foundation is proud to work with ISCAID on collaboration with educational projects.

The Bella Moss Foundation adopts the One Health Initiative
One Health (formerly called One Medicine) is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science.


For more on antimicrobial resistance and responsible use of antibiotics

The Bella Moss Foundation is delighted to be a member of FECAVA’s working group on Hygiene and the Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice
FECAVA is the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. 

The Bella Moss Foundation is a member of DEFRA’s DARC sub group committee on MRSA in animals which meets twice a year. The role of this committee is outlined here:

DEFRA Department of Food and Rural Affairs Zoonosis

British Veterinary Association Poster on antimicrobials in practice (BVA logo)

BSAVA practice guidelines – reducing the risk from MRSA and MRSP

Meticillin-resistant staphylococci in companion animals by Dr Tim Nuttall

National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018

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BMF Research

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 :

‘Biosecurity in veterinary practice’ Dr Tim Nuttall  (RCVS News) 

MRSA has emerged as one of the most significant infectious diseases of the 21st Century affecting humans and animals, with already enormous impact on the health of thousands of individuals, and a rapidly increasing impact and burden on human and animal healthcare. In these early years of research and investigation of MRSA in animals and the spread of MRSA between animals and humans, their is still limited knowledge of this serious and often fatal infection leading to uncertainty amongst pet owners, veterinarians, healthcare professionals and the general public. Jill Moss and the Bella Moss Foundation, through their work and collaborative efforts with researchers, veterinarians, public health officials, educators and the like, provide a much needed source of information and a link for all parties involved as we move forward in raising awareness and knowledge of MRSA in animals."

Dr Andrew Hillier, DPT Veterinary Clinical Sciences Ohio State University, Colombus, Ohio USA.

All about infections


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



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


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

How we have Helped

Just before Christmas 2005 I discovered a growth on Flo’s the terrier’s chest. We knew about MRSA because a family member had contracted it while in hospital and we were [&hellip

Jane Maclure – Flo

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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