Control of disease in cats can be attempted by feeding only dried, canned cooked food.
Control of disease in sheep mainly relies on limiting exposure to infectious faeces or ensuring exposure is made when the sheep are not pregnant. Vaccines are now available for use in sheep.
Recommendations for the prevention of zoonotic spread include the following:
- Wear gloves to empty litter tray. This should be done daily, and the tray disinfected to remove all of faeces.
- Wear gloves while gardening or doing any other work which may contact with material contaminated with cat faeces.
- Wash vegetables, especially home-grown, thoroughly.
- Wash hands thoroughly after handling raw meat.
- Cook meat thoroughly before consumption, and do not taste dishes during preparation.
Pregnant women should be especially careful and avoid emptying litter trays. A blood test prior to pregnancy can establish if the woman has already encountered the infection and therefore whether or not she is susceptible.
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