Vets contract animal infection

Veterinarians are becoming complacent when it comes to protecting themselves against animal-born diseases.

A recent survey of Australian veterinarians found that 44.9% of participants had contracted an infection from an animal during their career. The study concluded that this was primarily due to a lack of awareness surrounding preventative measures.

Those who worked in a non-private practice were shown to be more likely to employ precautionary measures, as they had a greater understanding of biosecurity guidelines and knew it would lessen their liability in the case of legal action.

Read more at University of Sydney

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