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Ancyclostoma Caninum

Hookworms; larvae can cause cutaneous larval migrans in humans and are transferred from dog feces to the soil where the larvae live and can penetrate the human skin causing infections

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Bacterial Enteritis

Inflammation of the intestines

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Brucellosis

A bacterial infection likely to occur in breeding kennels. Symptoms include a high fever, shivering, and weakness. Dogs should be routinely tested

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Campylobacteriosis

Food poisoning, bacteria causes cramps and diarrhea in both humans and dogs. Diseases are commonly contracted by dogs, cats, and humans from the same source: infected milk or raw meat. They are passed to humans through feces and food.

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Chlymydial Diseases

A bacterial infection, rarely causes disease in dogs, can be transmitted to humans and can cause several different diseases. Infections usually respond to antibiotics. Cats can also contract, but not transmit to humans.

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Chiggers

Commonly trombicula mites or harvest mites. Usually visible as yellow, orange, or red specks in faces of dogs/cats. Have 6 legs in adults. Only parasitic in the larval stage, do not burrow into the skin or feed on blood.

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Communicable Disease

A disease that are transmittabke from human to human or from animal to human

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Dermatophyte

A fungal infection upon skin

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Echinococcsis

A hydrated disease, humans are infected by eating raw meat from infected animal; tapeworm

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Flea

A small, wingless, blood sucking insect

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Flea- and tick- borne diseases

Several diseases can be transmitted to humans via fleas and ticks, such as Lyme disease

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Fur mites

Anthropoid from order Acarina, characterized by the minute size, transparent or semi-transparent body, free living or parasitic on animal or plants

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giardiasis

A flagellate protozoan parasite transmitted through water, if a dog drinks contaminated water such as from rivers or ponds. They may become infected. Most common symptom is diarrhea

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HCC (Hazards Communications Coordinator)

The designated coordinated within the veterinary facility who oversees a pre-decided plan that complies with all laws since OSHA conducts random and unexpected inspections of every workplace

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Hydatid Disease

A parasitic infection by a tapeworm

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leptospirosis

A bacterial zoonoses that is transmitted through the bodily fluids of an infected animal and attacks the kidneys and liver. It can also be passed through water, food, soil, urine contaminated bedding, ingestion of infected tissue, and bites from infected animals

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Lice

A general name for a species-specific parasitic insect which infests mammals

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Lyme disease

An acute, often recurrent polyarthritis of dogs, cats, and humans caused by the spirochete Barrelia burgdorferi and transmitted via ticks

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Mange, Mange mites, Sarcoptic Mange, Scabies, sarcoptic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei

A skin disease of domestic animals caused by a number of generea mites. Female mites tunnel into hosts skin to lay eggs. Causes extreme itching, scabby/crusty skin, hair loss and sores

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MSDS (material safety data sheet)

chemical manufacturers and importers shall obtain or develop a MSDS for each hazardous material they produce or import; employers shall have a MSDS in the workplace for each hazardous chemical which they use

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OSHA (occupational safety + health association)

The bureau that aims to ensure employees safety and health in the US by working with employers and employees to create better working environments

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Parasiticides

And agent that is destructive to parasites

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Polyarthritis

The inflammation of several joints

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PPE (personal protective equipment)

Safety equipment provided by veterinary hospitals that can help to prevent harm to the veterinary staff

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Purulent

Consisting of, or containing pus

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Rabies

A highly fatal viral infection of the nervous system that affects all warm-blooded species. Transmitted in the saliva, most common transmission is by bite. 3 stages

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prodromal phase

Phase 1 of rabies, animal experiences change in behavior. May exhibit aggression, viciousness, irritability, excitability, nervousness, And/or anxiety. May salivate and become hydrophobic

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Furious Phase

Phase 2 of Rabies. Will experience increased aggression and excitement. Becomes enraged and shows increasingly abnormal behavior. Try to bite, scratch, seem disoriented, wander erratically

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Paralytic stage

Phase 3 of Rabies. Refuse to eat or drink, unable to swallow. Drools excessively (foaming) cans chokes on saliva. Usually followed by paralysis and coma. Usually dies in this stage due to respiratory failure

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Ringworm

A common fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin and hair fibers. With one of a group of dermatophytic fungi and can cross species

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Salmonella Bacteria

Any various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus salmonella, many of which are pathogenic, causing food poisoning, typhoid, and paratyphoid fever in humans and other infectious diseases in domestic animals

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Spirochete

A highly coiled bacterium

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Tetanus

a microorganism generally rare in dogs but can be passed to humans through a deep (bite) wound. Should seek dr for antiserum

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Toxocariasis

Infection by toxocara worms. Highly infections, will cause blindness. Contracted by ingestion and can penetrate the skin

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Toxocara

A genus of nematode (roundworm) parasites in family Ascaridadae common form are toxocara canoe and toxocara cati

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Tubaeforme

The hookworm of cars; can cause human skin infections

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Tuberculosis

A mycobacterial infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body often developing long after the initial infection. Can be treated but usually euthanized after symptoms appear

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Universal precautions

Measures taken whenever there is a possibility of infection from a patient or their bodily fluids

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Visceral + ocular Larval Migrans

Refers to the infection by toxocariasis; causing blindness

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Weil's disease

A severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis

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Zoonosis

Diseases of animals, transmittable to humans