The Veterinary Nurse’s Role in Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
Veterinary nurses are integral in preventing, managing, and controlling disease transmission in veterinary hospitals. From the moment a client calls about a potentially infectious pet, the veterinary nurse’s knowledge of the disease process and hospital protocols is key to making informed decisions about patient handling.
Leptospirosis in Dogs
Clinical presentations of leptospirosis in dogs can vary, diagnosis is difficult, and the zoonotic potential is serious—here is how to treat leptospirosis in dogs and assist in prevention.
Georgia Animal Shelter Forced to Euthanize 26 Cats Due to Rare Virus
Foster and rescue homes can be used for quarantine of cats exposed to the feline panleukopenia virus, say veterinarians, but when facilities or staff are insufficient and off-site options are not possible, euthanasia of infected animals may ultimately save lives by preventing continued spread.
The 3 Rs of Tick-Borne Diseases
The veterinary medical team must use effective communication and education to ensure clients understand the threat of tick-borne disease and the best preventive methods.
Discospondylitis in Dogs and Cats: Signalment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Veterinary technicians play a key role in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of discospondylitis in dogs and cats.
Assisting the Surgeon: Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections
Veterinary health care teams must take precautions to minimize the risk of transferring pathogens between patients and maximize their ability to fight infection.
Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients
What would your reaction be if you went to see your physician for a routine physical examination and you were seated in the waiting room next to a typhoid patient? Imagine the typhoid patient entering examination room #3, where your doctor proceeds to examine him and the nurse collects diagnostic samples. Things at your physician’s …