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Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration
Where should you store heavy items or potentially hazardous liquids?
Eyelevel or below. The lower the shelf the better.
What are the 12 steps to prevent animal-related injuries?
- 1. Pay ATTENTION to the animal and it's reaction no the proceedure
- 2. Learn proper restraint methods for all species
- 3. Obtain help from coworkers
- 4. Use mechanical devices for large animals
- 5. Use restraint equipment such as muzzles, leashes, capture poles, squeeze cages and leather gloves.
- 6. Do not put your face close to the hoof or moth of an unsedated animal
- 7. If you feel unsafe discuss the need for tranquilization with the vet.
- 8. Insure that the lighting is good and footing is not slippery.
- 9. Avoid working with fractious animals alone.
- 10. Plan an escape route
- 11. Do not put any part of your body between a large animal and the side of the enclosure.
- 12. Wear latex examination gloves, surgical masks and a gown when treating animals with zoonotic diseases.
Where is the most common location for a dog bite?
radius or ulna
Where is the most common location for a cat bite?
Which has the higher risk for infection (cat or dog bites)?
What is MSDS?
Material safety data sheets
What is the number one problem with antibotics?
misuse and overuse
What is another name for antibotics?
What happens if bacteria becomes resistant?
antibotics become ineffective
What is the FDA?
Food and Drug administration.
What is the USDA?
United States Department of Agriculture
What is the CDC?
Center for Disease Control
Who are at the most risk for zoonotic diseases?
- Pregnant women
- People undergoing treatment for cancer
- People who have recieved organ transplants
- People with HIV/AIDS
- People without spleens
What animals should be avoided by people with higher risks for contracting zoonotic diseases?
- baby chicks & ducklings
- puppies and kittens less than 6 months old
- pets with diarreah
What is the parasite that causes Toxoplasmosis?
How can toxoplasmosis be aquired?
- accidental ingestion of cat feces
- ingestion of raw or partly cooked meat (especially pork, lamb or venison)
- dirty kitchen utensils
- contaminated water
- (rare) organ transplant or blood transfusion
Who should be worried the most about toxoplasmosis?
What are the symptoms of Toxoplasmosis?
- Flu-like symptoms
- swollen lymph glands
- muscle aches and or pain that last for a month or more
- (rare) Eye damage or brain
pregnacy issues including abortion
What is the bacteria responsable for cat scratch fever?
What are other names for cat scratch fever?
Cat scratch disease or CSD
What are the symptoms of cat scratch fever?
- flu-like symptoms
- mild infection at the point of injury
- swollen lymph nodes (head, neck and upper limbs)
- fever, headaches, fatigue and poor appetite
What is the usual treatment for cat scratch fever?
it is usually self-limiting
What is the plague caused by?
bacteria Yersinia pestis
What season is the most occurances of the plague?
March and October.
Where does the plague occure in the US?
What are other names of the Plague?
Black Death or bubonic plague
What are the symptoms of the plague and how long does it take for them to appear?
- 2 to 6 days after infection
- flu-like symptoms including feaver, chills, weakness, & swolen/painful lymphnodes.
if treatment is not given right away people will not survive.
What needs to happen if the plague is suspected?
- protection of those having contact with the infected animal
- iniation of public health intervetions (CDC)
What is ringworm?
a fungus, Microsporum canis
What does ringworm look like?
It is a round, raised area.
The rash can be either dry and scaly or wet and crusty.
How is ringworm diagnosed?
wet mouth of potassium hydroxide and ink.
it may fluoresce bright yellow-green when viewed under wood's lamp
isolation of organizm from lesion is definitive