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| Disease Awareness | Who is at risk | Disease Prevention | Routes of Infection | Syndromes & Signs |
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Prevention of Diseases
1. Have policies, procedures, handbooks and maps prepared.

Examples; animal traffic and movement, isolation procedures, sanitation and disposal procedures, disinfection procedures, and emergency preparedness.
2. All animals must have a physical exam prior to admittance to the fair ground to check for diseases. When examining animals wear disposable gloves, and change gloves between animals belonging to different owners. Physical Exam
3. Individual animal identification is important as it facilitates tracking of animals in the event of a disease outbreak, and it helps prevent fraudulent switching of animals. ID
4. Waste management for all manure, bedding, and carcass disposal plans need to be made in advance of the fair/show. manure disposal
5. Accessible hand hygiene stations should be provided in barns and at food courts. hand washing station

6. Educate the public on prevention of diseases;

Hand washing before eating and drinking
Avoid eating and drinking in animal facilities
Clean up after your animal



eating around animals

7. ‘Petting Zoos’- An educational opportunity, not just for "petting".

Develop an educational experience for the parents and children participating in the ‘Petting Zoo’ by placing prominent signs about hand hygiene. Have hand washing stations availible and a disinfectant foot pad for people to disinfect their shoes when leaving the exhibit.

Compendium of Measures To Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2005

petting zoo