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

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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The principles of cross-contamination is a lesson that should be taught before anyone attempts to care for any variety of animals. Some aspects are not obvious at first, but need to be explained, taught, and demonstrated. Running an animal hospital or clinic can be seriously undermined if the few simple rules are ignored or not well understood.

This book outlines the concept beginning with "What is..." A deceptively simple chapter that could be developed into a test for all employees in the hospital.

The chapter on microbiology is more for the veterinarian than the technician. It is a valuable section for those who may not have given this topic their full attention in school. It is presented in an easy-to-follow format and explained intelligently.

The section on BSE is one of the best I have seen and ties it in with chronic wasting disease and other prion-related diseases in a logical format and includes the infection in deer, elk, moose (both domestic and wild cervid populations), sheep, goats, mink, and cats.

Common links in disease transmission are explained. The chapter on Zoonoses includes signs in animals and symptoms in humans (a rare topic for most veterinary reference books). This is most useful in the clinic environment as it would help in identifying any possible transmission to human members of the clinic team.

Disease Prevention Strategies covers the basics of hygiene: when (various disinfectants are useful), how (they are best used), and why (one method is better over another) being the most important. Cleaning the environment is outlined both as control and eradication. The most effective method of cleaning and disinfection is explained as well as specific concerns in the use of disinfectants.

In addition, setting up a clinic protocol helps the reader to know how best to apply the information provided. The chapter on the variety of disinfectants and how they work will further enhance the understanding of use. Knowing how and why certain chemicals work will make their intelligent application easier to apply in the proper context.

An inspection of the tools in use in the clinic will pinpoint lapses in the disinfection process. Photos and testing standards help to identify those items that may need to be repaired or replaced. Packaging and storage of instruments is also addressed as well as sterilizers and pack preparation. Low temperature sterilization is also covered. Included are surgical textiles, linens and laundry.

The book is a valuable asset to any clinic/hospital situation and should be in use as a teaching aid for all employees. Regular testing would not be out of line, as the result of failure could be a serious problem.

A website link is shown on page v. The link requires a password which is revealed to you when you go on-line to open the file. The information on-line is extensive and a valuable addendum to the written text.

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1534-3

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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)
 
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Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control (VSPN)
 
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 5, 2014

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