Zoonotic Disease Prevention Resources
PIJAC is instrumental in protecting the health and safety of pets and pet owners. We proactively address these issues by developing Best Management Practices for animal care. In addition, PIJAC works collaboratively with governmental and non-governmental committees on ways to prevent zoonotic diseases (the transfer of disease from animals to humans) and distributes health alerts when an outbreak does occur.
Jump to resources on this page using these helpful links:
- Pet Industry Health Alerts
- Healthy Herp Handling Poster
- Retailer Resources for Preventing Zoonotic Diseases
- Best Management Practices related to Zoonotic Disease
PIJAC has partnered with governmental agencies to alert the pet industry in the unlikely event of a zoonotic disease outbreak so they can address it quickly and appropriately.
A visually appealing presentation of the simple steps pet owners should follow to keep themselves healthy when handling their pets. The poster is perfect for schools who have reptiles or amphibians in the classroom, as well as retailers and pet owners.
The PIJAC Zoonoses Committee has developed a variety of resources for the safe handling of animals in stores.
- Aquarium and Tank Stickers
Print these stickers and post them on reptile, amphibian and aquatic tanks to educate customers on healthy handling practices.
- Zoonotic Disease Prevention Flyers
Post these flyers in your backroom to ensure your employees are practicing healthy handling procedures and preventing the transmission of disease.
Partnering with experts in the field, PIJAC has developed several Best Management Practices (BMP) documents for the pet industry, including this one which addresses disease prevention for feeder rodents, among other practices.
- Feeder Rodent BMP (Updated June 2015)
The Feeder Rodent BMP are applicable to feeder rodent facilities, breeders, and distributors. The BMP deal with general husbandry matters (caging, buildings, sanitation, nutrition, disease prevention), transportation, euthanasia, and the critical issue of timely response to a zoonotic disease outbreak.