What Diseases Are Preventable with Proper Disinfection?

December 1, 2016
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

Meri Hall, RVT, CVT, LVT, LATG, VTS (SAM), veterinary technician of internal medicine, from Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens, talks about the different diseases that are preventable with proper disinfection.

Meri Hall, RVT, CVT, LVT, LATG, VTS (SAM), veterinary technician of internal medicine, from Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens, talks about the different diseases that are preventable with proper disinfection.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)

“The major diseases in veterinary hospitals [that are preventable] with proper disinfection would be things such as parvovirus, panleukopenia, upper respiratory diseases, bordetella, are the major things that we see. As far as MRSA, animals don’t really get MRSA, they get a MRSA-I, which is a Staph[ylococus] intermedius. By proper disinfection of exam tables, floors, etc., we’re able to prevent a lot of the disease transfer within the animal hospital.”