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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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Best Way to use antimicrobials

What role does topical therapy have to play in treating infections with multi-resistant bacteria?

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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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UNDERSTANDING ANTIBIOTICS - Correct use of antibiotics with your pet

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All about infections

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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&hellip

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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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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

My dog Makena is 10 years old and has always been my little buddy who always seemed to bring joy into my life. She had been sick for some time [&hellip

Kathleen – Makena

We adopted Bear, a five year old Shih Tzu in March of 2006. In January 2008 I felt what seemed to be a cyst below his shoulder, and the vet [&hellip

Fritzie Maddock – Bear

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