Veterinary infection control in Australia: is there control?
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2012 Australian Veterinary Association
Australian Veterinary Journal
Volume 90, Issue 11, pages 438–441, November 2012
How to Cite
Attard, K., Burrows, E., Kotiranta-Harris, K., Hedlefs, R., Ketheesan, N. and Govan, B. (2012), Veterinary infection control in Australia: is there control?. Australian Veterinary Journal, 90: 438–441. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2012.00971.x
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 FEB 2012
- occupational health and safety;
- personal protective equipment;
- veterinary infection control;
There is little information relating to infection control procedures in Australian veterinary practices. This review summarises the findings of international studies in the area of zoonoses and infection control, and discusses potential reasons for the apparent complacency about these issues in veterinary practice. It is the authors’ opinion that legislative changes governing veterinary practice in Australia should be implemented. The curricula in veterinary schools should also emphasise infection control. These measures would significantly improve safety issues associated with the control of zoonoses in veterinary practice.