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INFORMATION SHEETS FOR PET OWNERS
INFORMATION SHEETS specifically for KIDS, for VETERINARIANS, for PHYSICIANS and for PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL are also available on the Worms & Germs RESOURCES page!
Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and diseases are also under development and will be added when they are available.
- Your veterinarian and physician are your ultimate resource for information about the health of your pets or your family.
- Information provided here is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but infectious diseases can be unpredictable and these sheets are for general information purposes only.
- There can be great variation in disease risks in different geographic areas. The information provided was developed for Ontario, Canada, but most of the information is relevant for other regions as well.
JUST FOR KIDS!
Hey Kids! Do you want to learn more about how to be a great pet owner? Sometimes our pets have worms and germs that can make people sick, so it’s really important to know about them and how to stop them from spreading!
Just click on one of the blue highlighted topics below to find out more information! Keep checking this page as more topics will be added!
But remember: always listen to your parents, your doctor and your pet’s veterinarian. They want you and your pet to stay healthy, and they’re the best people to ask if you have any questions about worms, germs and your pet!
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INFORMATION SHEETS FOR VETERINARIANS
Click on the highlighted topics below for information sheets. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. Sheets for other animal species and pathogens are also under development and will be added when they are available.
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Management of ringworm-infected animals in clinics: An information sheet designed for veterinarians taking animals in as part of outbreak relief efforts for another facility, but applicable to the management of any ringworm-infected animals in clinics.
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL BEST PRACTICES FOR SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY CLINICS, 2ND EDITION
Originally published by the Canadian Council on Antibiotic Resistance in December 2008, through a partnership between the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses at the University of Guelph and the Ontario Animal Health Network, these guidelines have been updates and new sections and chapters added for 2020. The purpose of the guidelines is to provide veterinary personnel with a succinct guide to principles and practices of infection control relevant to small animal veterinary clinics. The document provides the basic information needed to develop an infection control program and establish basic infection control practices for such a clinic, with specific emphasis on routine practices such as hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection. Both the full document or individual sections are available for download at the link below:
Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics (9.1 MB)
DISEASE PREVENTION IN CANINE GROUP SETTINGS
Important resources for those who have dogs involved in dog group settings, organize such events, or own/work in a dog group setting. For more information visit the resource page of the The Ohio State University.
Infectious Disease in Dogs in Group Settings: Strategies to Prevent Infectious Diseases in Dogs at Dog Shows, Sporting Events, and Other Canine Group Settings (2.5MB)
Dog owner fact sheets that discuss a sample of infectious pathogens and general disease concepts that are important for dogs in group settings:
International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis
International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in dogs
Swedish Veterinary Association antibiotic use guidelines for dogs and cats
Canadian Guidelines for the Treatment of Parasites in Dogs and Cats