Humans usually are not susceptible to infectious diseases suffered by animals. However, there are some important exceptions. Infections of animals may, on some occasions, produce significant disease in people. These infections are called zoonotic diseases. They are communicated from animals to humans. In many cases the animal shows little, if any, sign of illness.

The Occupational Health and Safety Program is designed to inform individuals who work with animals about potential zoonoses (diseases of animals transmissible to humans), personal hygiene, and other potential hazards associated with animal exposure. The following information sheets are categorized by types of animals.

Click the images below to access the PDFs regarding care and use of specific animals:

 

PDF: Animal Allergies and Diseases General InfoPDF: Care and Use of BirdsPDF: Care and Use of CamelidsPDF: Care and Use of CatsPDF: Care and Use of CattlePDF: Care and Use of DogsPDF: Care and Use of FishPDF: Care and Use of FrogsPDF: Care and Use of HorsesPDF: Care and Use of RabbitsPDF: Care and Use of RodentsPDF: Care and Use of SheepPDF: Care and Use of SwinePDF: Care and Use of Whales and Other Marine MammalsPDF: Care and Use of Wild RodentsPDF: Care and Use of Zebrafish