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Heather Fowler
University of Washington
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#1Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
#2Bianca Irimia (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
Last.Peter M. Rabinowitz (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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Veterinary workers must care for their animal patients while simultaneously protecting their own health and safety. This process can be complicated by the presence and perception of pet owners who may not agree with a given tactic used to protect veterinary workers from injury. We conducted focus groups of pet owners in the Seattle area during November 2016 to gain a deeper understanding of their perceptions relating to veterinary worker safety practices. Focus group interviews were recorded and...
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#1Marilyn C. Roberts (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 48
#2Gemina Garland-Lewis (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 2
Last.Peter M. Rabinowitz (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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#1Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
#1K. Kauber (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
#2Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
Last.Peter M. Rabinowitz (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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Summary Raising poultry flocks in urban backyard settings is becoming increasingly popular across the United States, but carries a risk of zoonotic infection. In the United States from 1990 to 2014, 53 outbreaks of human salmonellosis linked to live poultry have been documented resulting in 2611 known illnesses, 387 known hospitalizations and five known deaths (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015a, http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/resources/dont-play-chicken-with-your-health-poster-24x...
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#1Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
#2Margaret A. DavisH-Index: 2
Last.Peter M. Rabinowitz (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global health issue. It is also a recognised problem in veterinary medicine. Between September and December 2015 the authors administered a cross-sectional survey to licensed veterinarians in Washington State to assess factors affecting antimicrobial prescribing practices among veterinarians in Washington State. Two hundred and three veterinarians completed the survey. The majority of respondents (166, 82 per cent) were engaged in small animal or exotic anim...
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#1Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
#2Darrin Adams (DOS: United States Department of State)H-Index: 16
Last.Peter M. Rabinowitz (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 26
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BACKGROUND: For workers engaged in animal care, workplace hazards are common and may outnumber those experienced by human healthcare workers. METHODS: We used accepted Washington State workers' compensation claims for the period from January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2011 to compare injury rates and types of injuries across animal care occupations. RESULTS: Work-related injuries frequently affect veterinary support staff and those working in pet stores, shelters, grooming facilities and kennels. ...
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#1Heather Fowler (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 4
#2Stacy HolzbauerH-Index: 14
Last.Joni M. ScheftelH-Index: 13
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OBJECTIVE To identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal practices. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. POPULATION Licensed veterinarians and veterinary staff in Minnesota. PROCEDURES A survey of Minnesota veterinary personnel was conducted between February 1 and December 1, 2012. Adult veterinary personnel working in clinical practice for > 12 months were eligible t...
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#1Peter M. Rabinowitz (Yale University)H-Index: 26
#2Heather Fowler (Yale University)H-Index: 4
Last.Sally Vegso (Yale University)H-Index: 13
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ABSTRACT A convenience survey of swine workers on large and small commercial farms in the Northeast and Midwest United States regarding zoonotic influenza awareness and precautions was conducted. Workers reported low levels of concern regarding the risk of contracting influenza from swine, and were generally not aware of national guidelines for influenza prevention. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) varied by task, N95 respirator use was rare, and no workers were enrolled in respirator ...
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#1Heather FowlerH-Index: 4
#2Paul BrownH-Index: 70
Last.Joni M. ScheftelH-Index: 13
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To the Editor: Streptococcus suis is a major bacterial pathogen in swine worldwide. Historically, cases in humans have occurred sporadically, mostly in Asia (1,2). However, an outbreak in China involved 215 human cases and 39 deaths (3). Only 3 human cases of S. suis disease were documented in the United States before 2011: 2 domestically acquired cases in New York and Hawaii, and 1 case in a person in California who was probably exposed in the Philippines (4). We describe a case of S. suis dise...
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#1Heather FowlerH-Index: 4
#2Paul BrownH-Index: 70
Last.Joni M. ScheftelH-Index: 13
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isolates by PCR. Vet Mi-crobiol. 2006;115:117–27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2005.12.013 9. Versalovic J, Koeuth T, Lupski JR. Distribution of repetitive DNA sequences in eubacteria and application to finger-printing of bacterial genomes. Nucleic Ac-ids Res. 1991;19:6823–31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/19.24.682310. Gottschalk M, Segura M, Xu J.
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