Animal Control Programs

Taylor Elliott

What do they do?

Animal control programs are responsible for inspecting herds fro tuberculosis and brucellosis which will eliminate the passing of these diseases to humans through milk and meat. They require that dog owners show a proof of t he rabies vaccines. They also inspect reservoirs to try to eliminate the spread of the bubonic plague and also the West Nile virus.


Benefits of animal control programs help not only us but our family pets. By requiring the rabies vaccine it can prevent your dog from getting rabies. Inspecting reservoirs and herds is important in the spread of diseases to humans because it reduces the amount of time the pathogen spends in the chain of infection. The more time the pathogen spends in the chain the greater the risk for spreading the disease to others.