Horses and the risk of zoonotic infections

Jeff B. Bender, Dean T. Tsukayama

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Infectious agents are insidious, often changing to adapt to host defenses or treatment advances. Because these challenges will continue, the need to apply standard and transmission-based precautions is important not only in the human hospital setting but in the veterinary clinic setting. In addition, to prevent human infection and potential liability, clinics need to establish program algorithms to prevent disease spread for specific agents or planned procedures to respond to potential nosocomial and zoonotic disease events. These need to be done proactively. Furthermore, more money needs to be dedicated to establish infection control programs and to improve the science of infection control in the veterinary setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-653
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2004


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