2016 NAVC Proceedings

Giardia in Your Neighborhood?

Emilio DeBess, DVM, MPH
Oregon Health Authority 
Portland, OR

Karen Fling, DVM
East Lake Veterinary Hospital 
Dallas, TX

The objective of this summary is to review proper infection control measures for the treatment and management of dogs and cats with Giardia infections in shared animal facilities. Shared animal facilities can include daycare, temporary housing, training facilities, parks, playgrounds, and any other area where animals congregate. Despite your best efforts, Giardia can persist on items and in outdoor spaces. The risk for human infection and pet re-infection is possible, especially in shared...