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Bartonella from needlesticks

Posted in Dogs
Something I often discuss when doing infection control talks is needlestick injuries. The contrast between the approach to needlestick injuries (and blood exposure in general) in veterinary and human medicine is pretty astounding. In humans, there are strong educational campaigns, careful reporting, testing and treatment protocols, and increasing use of "safety engineered sharps devices" like… Continue Reading

Needlestick injuries

Posted in Cats, Dogs
An article by Toronto Star columnist Linda Diebel prompted me to write about a topic I’ve wanted to address for a while –  needlestick injuries. In the column, Ms. Diebel discusses her cat with idiopathic cystitis (a bladder disorder) and the need to treat it at home periodically with subcutaneous fluids (injections of fluid under… Continue Reading

Information Sheets for Pet Owners

Posted in Birds, Cats, Clostridium difficile, Dogs, MRSA/MRSP, Other diseases, Parasites, Pocket pets, Rabies, Reptiles, Salmonella, Toxoplasmosis
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… Continue Reading

Equine Infectious Disease Information Sheets

Posted in equIDblog, Horses, Parasites, Rabies
EQUINE INFECTIOUS DISEASE INFORMATION SHEETS Click on any of the highlighted links below for more information about these horse-related infectious disease topics. Topics that are not highlighted are in development and coming soon. New information will be added as it becomes available, so be sure to check this page regularly for the latest updates. Bacteria… Continue Reading