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Zoonotic Diseases


Did you end your day feeling itchy after dealing with ringworm cats?  Did you check yourself for ticks after handling a hit-by-car deer? Did you make sure you washed your hands before lunch after spending the morning cleaning litterboxes?


Animal Control Officers, Shelter technicians, and anyone with daily animal handling duties are at an increased risk of exposure to various forms of bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and fungi.

This class is designed to be an introduction to all the various zoonotic illnesses animal welfare workers are exposed to on a day-to-day basis, what to look for, and personal protection.  Some of the illnesses to be covered include Tularemia, Toxoplasmosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Chagas, and Cryptococcosis, and many more! 

DSHS Approved for 4 hours CEU


This class is ideally suited for:

  • Anyone who works with or around animals in any capacity!

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