Safety and animal care


Methods of housing and care of laboratory animals, and the careful control of sources of supply of animals, diet, bedding and other items used in an animal facility have greatly reduced the risk of exposure of staff to zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses are diseases of animals that are transmissible to man, and some can occur in laboratory species (Hankenson et al, 20031).

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Updated on 12th May 2020

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