Tips For Reducing Salmonella Risk

Tips For Reducing Salmonella Risk
12/5/2016

Here are some tips for animal handlers on avoiding and preventing the spread of Salmonella and other infectious diseases while working with livestock.

  • Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching livestock, equipment for animals, or anything in the area where animals live and roam.
  • Use dedicated shoes, work gloves, and clothing that you only use when working with livestock. Keep these items outside of your home.
  • Work with your veterinarian to keep your livestock healthy.

With the recent outbreak of Salmonella across eight states, the CDC is reminding animal handlers of the potential risk of exposure to pathogenic bacteria when working with livestock, and of steps to take in reducing that risk.

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