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Zoonoses and Public Health

You may not realize this, but veterinarians play a very important role in protecting the health of humans as well as animals. This is because we take care of all sorts of animals, from the dogs and cats you love to the farm animals that end up in the grocery store.

Many emerging diseases today are “zoonotic,” meaning they are transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. Some examples of zoonotic diseases include food poisoning (Salmonella, E. coli), rabies, bird flu, mad cow disease, and parasites such as roundworms.

Come check out our booth this year to test your knowledge on zoonotic diseases.

  • Can you get West Nile from your horse? What animals commonly carry the rabies virus in our area?

  • Can you get head lice from your dog?

  • What about ringworm?

  • You can also discover firsthand how easily germs can be spread by trying out our special powder that only glows under black light.

You can even buy some of our friendly giant microbes while visiting our booth.

Choose among the flu, rabies, E. coli, Salmonella, Giardia, MRSA, and mad cow disease!

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