Infection Control in Small Animal Practice
Preventing the spread of communicable infectious diseases is a major challenge and growing concern in all veterinary practices.
The ultimate responsibility in biosecurity rests with veterinarians who need to ensure the safety of their patients, staff and owners/clients. Recent outbreaks of serious diseases such as Q fever within small animal practices, swine brucellosis in pig hunting dogs and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens, has sharpened the focus on practices and procedures required to prevent the known and unknown diseases presented to the small animal practitioner. This presentation will provide a practical approach to assist veterinarians to develop/revise and implement improved infection prevention and control practices in their hospitals and highlight available resources to support their continued improvement.
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Develop an understanding of the procedures, products and diligence required to prevent and control communicable infectious agents of disease as part of daily veterinary practice
- Appraise the role of hand hygiene and personal protective equipment in the daily activities of small animal veterinary practice
- Assess and apply the principles of infection control to develop a defendable system for your unique veterinary practice