Bioterrorism guide available

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Fort Dodge Animal Health is distributing a manual to help educate animal health professionals about potential threats of bioterrorism to animals and humans.

The guide, which is free, lists possible biowarfare attack indications, as well as names and numbers of government agencies that should be contacted if a veterinarian suspects an attack. It also provides a reference of bacteria, viruses, and toxins that could be used for ill-intended purposes, along with their corresponding diseases, signs, symptoms and characteristics.

The four-page manual, "A Guide for Practicing Veterinarians: Recognizing Suspected Biological Agents Used in Bioterrorism," can be obtained by calling (800) 533-8536.