Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control
Linda Caveney, LVT, RCST; Barbara Jones, DVM; Kimberly Ellis, CVT

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A welcome addition to any veterinary practice or shelter facility, this text is a thorough reference on care, cleaning and disinfection of commonly used instruments, equipment found within as well as the overall veterinary facility. The intent of this text is to educate the reader on common infections, both zoonotic and nosocomial, and includes a guide on how to develop and implement a successful infection control plan that can be used daily.

The book includes a microbiology section and descriptions of common diseases and infections seen in the veterinary setting. It also outlines the most commonly used cleaning agents for the facility and proper cleaning, packaging and sterilization of instruments, clothing, and equipment used. Proper hand washing techniques, use of hand sanitizers, how to sterilize and care for endoscopic equipment, proper ventilation in the clinic, sterilizer maintenance and instrument care and use is covered. Chemical disinfectants are discussed with attention to classifications, characteristics and effect on infectious agents. Appendices include concentrate dilutions of cleaning agents, a table of disease transmission, and disinfection guidelines. A section on how to properly gown for sterile procedures is included as well as a website link which contains diagrams, test questions and additional web resources.

This book is a good resource for any veterinary hospital working to develop their disinfectant protocols. Veterinary technicians charged with maintaining clinics housekeeping as well as veterinary clinicians or supervisors seeking to develop protocols for their employees to follow will find this book helpful.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1534-3


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
 
* Mycobacterium bovis 2nd Ed.
 
* Shelter Medicine (VSPN Review)
 
Anthology of Biosafety VI (VSPN Review)
 
Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and Public Health (VSPN)
 
Arthropod Disease Dog Cat
 
Canine & Feline Infectious Diseases ( VSPN)
 
Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases and Parasitology, 2nd Ed.
 
Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases (VSPN)
 
Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
 
Feline Infectious Diseases Self-Assessment Color Review
 
Fish Disease 3 (VSPN Review)
 
Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin (VSPN)
 
History of the Surveillance and Control of Transmissible Animal Diseases
 
Infectious Disease Shelters
 
Infectious Disease Shelters (VSPN Review)
 
Infectious Disease Wild Bird
 
Infectious Diseases Of The Dog And Cat 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Infectious Diseases of the Horse: Diagnosis, Pathology, Management, and Public Health (VSPN)
 
Infectious Wild Mammal 3rd Ed.
 
Maddie’s® Infection Control Manual for Animal Shelters, for Veterinary Personnel (VSPN)
 
Tick and Tick-Borne Diseases (VSPN)
 
Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control
 
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Viral Diseases Cattle 2nd Ed.
 
* Antimicrobial Therapy 3rd Ed.
 
* BSAVA Infectious Diseases
 
* Mechanisms of Disease 3rd Ed.
 
* Pathogenesis Bacterial Infection 3rd Ed.
 
* Trends Viral Swine
 
* Veterinary Microbiology Microbial
 
*Infectious Dog Cat 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: February 12, 2013

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