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Zoonoses

Unless experimentally infected with a zoonotic agent, research animals generally carry a limited number of infectious microorganisms of concern to animal users. This is mainly due to the existence of preventative medicine programs and the frequent use of specific pathogen free animals in research projects. Although infrequent, the risk of infection between research animals and humans does exist and must be recognized in order to avoid exposure. For example, dogs or cats may shed Giardia in their feces, rodents naturally carry a bacteria that causes rat-bite fever in humans, wild-caught mammals might be infected with the rabies virus, and Salmonella could be shed by a number of domestic and wild species, from reptiles to cows.

Birds - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Birds
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Avian Mycobacteriosis, Chlamydiosis, GI Pathogens, Salmonellosis
Cats - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Cats
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Cat Scratch Disease, GI Pathogens, Rabies, Ringworm, Toxoplasmosis
Cattle - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Cattle
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Cryptosporidiosis, GI Pathogens, Q Fever, Rabies, Ringworm
Dogs - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Dogs
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Cryptosporidiosis, GI Pathogens, Giardiasis, Rabies, Ringworm
Fish & Amphibians - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Fish and Amphibians
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Aeromoniasis, Cutaneous Mycobacteriosis
Horses - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Horses
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GI Pathogens, Rabies, Ringworm
Pigs - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Swine
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GI Pathogens, Rabies, Ringworm
SPF Rodents and Rabbits (Laboratory) - Zoonosis Information Sheet for SPF Rodents and Rabbits
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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), Rat Bite Fever
Reptiles - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Reptiles
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Aeromoniasis, Chlamydiosis, Salmonellosis
Rodents (Wild) - ACUP 710 Working with Wild Rodents - Zoonosis information is contained within.
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GI Pathogens, Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), Plague, Rat Bite Fever
Small Ruminants - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Small Ruminants
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Contagious ecthyma, GI Pathogens, Q Fever, Rabies, Ringworm
Wild Mammals - Zoonosis Information Sheet for Wild Mammals
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GI Pathogens, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, Rabies, Ringworm