messaging to producers
Keywords:zoonotic disease, communication, prevention
Zoonotic diseases of cattle can negatively impact the people caring for them. Veterinarians understand the potential health risks associated with contracting a zoonotic disease and are critical to communicating to clients. Educating about disease exposure routes, of which there are 6, is one way to simplify the health message. Messages should be clear, short, action oriented, and free of scientific jargon to be understood by animal caretakers. Numerous resources exist to educate people about zoonotic disease prevention.