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Animals in Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

Published on 23 October 2019

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Provides actions to be followed when considering bringing animals into health and social care settings



The use of animals in care settings is widely accepted as a useful way to assist those receiving care with communication, relaxation and improvement in overall wellbeing. The guidance set out within this document, provides actions required for any health or social care settings when considering bringing animals into the care setting.