Maddies Infection Control Manual CoverFirst Edition, 2008
Edited by Christine A. Petersen, DVM, PhD
Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MS, MPH, DACVPM
and Anna Rovid-Spickler, DVM, PhD
- Chapter One introduces infection control for both zoonotic and non-zoonotic diseases, explains why it is important for animal shelters, and discusses the basic steps in developing and infection control plan.
- Chapter Two provides detailed information on the principles of infection control.
- Chapter Three reviews important considerations in establishing effective cleaning and disinfection procedures. It also provides an overview of disinfectant characteristics and their efficacy for the pathogens found in animal shelters.
- Chapter Four provides guidance on developing an infection control policy for an individual shelter, including the factors to be addressed establishing and implementing the policy in each shelter. A sample infection control protocol can also be found in Chapter Four.
- Handouts that can be used as training tools or educational materials for shelter personnel or volunteers can be found in Chapter Five.