Veterinary infection control in Australia: is there control?

Attard, K., Burrows, E., Kotiranta-Harris, K., Hedlefs, R., Ketheesan, N., and Govan, B. (2012) Veterinary infection control in Australia: is there control? Australian Veterinary Journal, 90 (11). pp. 438-441.

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There is little information relating to infection control procedures in Australian veterinary practices. This review summarises the findings of international studies in the area of zoonoses and infection control, and discusses potential reasons for the apparent complacency about these issues in veterinary practice. It is the authors opinion that legislative changes governing veterinary practice in Australia should be implemented. The curricula in veterinary schools should also emphasise infection control. These measures would significantly improve safety issues associated with the control of zoonoses in veterinary practice.

Item ID: 24152
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: occupational health and safety, personal protective equipment, veterinary infection control, zoonosis
ISSN: 0005-0423
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 05:28
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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