Preventing Respiratory Infections in an Animal Shelter
Upper respiratory infections can spread in an instant.
Few animal care environments are more at-risk for the spread of infectious disease than animal shelters. Most animals with their own unknown health status are delivered directly to the shelter, dropped off by animal control or as owner surrenders—frequently bringing with them coughs, sneezes, and dander, all of which could carry infectious pathogens. And for those you pick up, often from deplorable conditions, before you can get them back to the shelter where you can better assess them, there’s still a long ride ahead in your mobile transportation unit. You hear a cough. A sneeze. You can see the dander floating in the air.
Shelter infection control needs a multipronged approach that includes UV.
Even with vaccine protocols in place, mitigating the spread of infectious disease must be a multipronged strategy to protect the health of the animals in your care as well as the health of your organization. Part of that strategy is to stop the spread of infectious disease at every possible point, from your mobile unit to the indoor kennels. UV has been studied and used to help prevent the spread infectious diseases in human health care environments for close to 100 years.
More often than not, the animals you save do not come with up-to-date vaccinations and medical histories. Aerapy Animal Health’s UV technology has been shown to kill more than 99.9% of tested virus and bacterial pathogens. To read more about the shelter study and for additional details on test results, visit our Research & Studies page. Aerapy Animal Health offers UV technology solutions for mobile units and solutions for shelter facilities with and without HVAC systems.