Zoonoses:  Protecting People and Their Pets. Online course available year-round from Iowa State University' Center for Food Security and Public Health.

Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets. Online course available year-round from Iowa State University' Center for Food Security and Public Health.

05/10/2017

This online course provides an opportunity for veterinary, medical/public health professionals, and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases of companion animals. It is approved for 10 hours of CE for veterinarians or veterinary technicians in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval. All participants receive a copy of the book by the same title as the course

Target Audience

This course is open to any animal health, human health, public health professional or student, or anyone interested in the prevention of zoonotic diseases.

Course Details

  • This course consists of 7 web-based lessons covering various aspects of zoonotic diseases of companion animals, focusing on prevention measures to reduce health risks to people and their pets.
  • The course contains information on the etiology and prevention of key zoonotic diseases of companion animals.
  • Work at your own pace / time. You do not need to be online at any specific time.
  • Each lesson takes around 60 minutes to complete and includes a corresponding study guide and quiz.
  • All students receive a copy of the Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets textbook.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided for those scoring 70% or better.

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Companion Animal Zoonoses
  • The Human-Animal Bond
  • Animal Bites, Scratches and Disease Transmission
  • Companion Animal Zoonoses and Immunocompromised Individuals
  • Companion Animal Zoonoses and Children
  • Environmental Zoonoses: Shared Environments, Shared Risks
  • Principles of Treatment and Prevention for Zoonotic Diseases

Diseases Covered:

  • Rabies
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Toxocariasis and Larva Migrans
  • Psittacosis
  • and more

Benefits / Veterinary Continuing Education Credit

  • Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets textbook (a $70 value)
  • Current information on important companion animal zoonoses and disease prevention
  • This program has been approved by AAVSB RACE for 10 hours of continuing education (non-interactive on-line; veterinarians or veterinary technicians). Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding the validity or relevancy of this course to the veterinary profession.

Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets

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