Serhat Ayan1, Oytun Erbaş2

1Çukurova University, Faculty of Ceyhan Veterinary Medicine, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Physiology, Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Occupational disease, veterinary, zoonosis


Veterinarians are individuals who carry out research and breeding activities in the field of animal husbandry, provide healthy breeding of domestic animals, protect animal food hygiene, increase production and productivity, diagnose and treat diseases in animals, and contribute to the development of the country by carrying out preventive medicine practices against epidemic diseases. Veterinarians working in animal hospitals, clinics, stables, farms, animal shelters, feed factories, pharmaceutical industry, meat processing facilities, zoos, and similar workplaces may be exposed to infection. Infection occurs as a result of animal or human contact and veterinarians are especially vulnerable to temporary or permanent zoonosis diseases, otherwise known as veterinary diseases. This review aims to provide information about zoonotic occupational diseases commonly encountered in veterinary medicine in our country.

Cite this article as: Ayan S, Erbaş O. Occupational diseases in veterinary medicine. D J Med Sci 2020;6(2):74-82.

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The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

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