Radford G. Davis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, is an associate professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Davis earned his DVM from Colorado State University and his MPH from University of Arizona. He works to improve global health through building and enhancing animal and public health programs in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Brucella canis in Dogs from South Dakota Reservations
Brucella canis can cause reproductive problems and other disorders in dogs and is a public health risk for humans. Discover what an epidemiologic study uncovered when examining the prevalence of B canis in a population of dogs.
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Fomites, Pets, & Transmission
Although SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted via fomites (ie, contaminated surfaces and objects), there is no evidence that pets can serve as fomites for SARS-CoV-2. Get the facts on transmission here, plus, follow these recommendations to reduce the chances that a pet could become a fomite.
Plague in Dogs & Cats with Dr. Davis
Dr. Davis reviews how Yersinia pestis cycles in wildlife populations and where it is most commonly found in the United States. He also gives concrete answers on when plague should be on the differential list—and when to contact the state health department. Responses for exposed healthcare personnel and other household pets are also discussed.
Bartonella Species of Human Significance with Dr. Davis
Dr. Davis talks about the everyday occupational hazards of being exposed to Bartonella spp in veterinary medicine, along with ways to try to limit risks. He shares tips for educating pet owners of infected pets about risks without causing fear or panic. Dr. Davis also talks about ways pet owners can limit the risk of spreading disease between an infected pet in a house with other noninfected animals.
Top 5 Bartonella Species of Human Significance
Bartonella spp can be found worldwide, and at least 17 species or subspecies of Bartonella are known to cause disease in humans. Learn how the 5 most frequently identified Bartonella spp can affect your patients and put your team at risk.