Petting Zoo and On-farm Precautions
Like humans, animals such as dogs, cats and farm animals may carry germs that can make you sick. Some people, mainly pre-schoolers and young children in the elementary grades, have become sick after petting farm animals.
Avoiding illness when handling animals or visiting exhibitions or farms. Advice for farmers and animal handlers. The information in this sheet is intended to provide advice for animal owners and animal caretakers whose animals may be accessible to the public.
Avoiding illness when handling animals or visiting exhibitions or farms. Advice for parents, teachers, and guardians. Healthy farm animals can be carriers of microorganisms that occasionally cause illness in people.