American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
K.J. Hornig, B.A. Burgess, N.T. Saklou, V. Johnson, A. Malmlov, D.C. Van Metre, P.S. Morley, and S.R. Byers (2016)
During times of epidemic disease, it is common to find extensive environmental contamination and pathogens may persist in the environment for months after such an event.2–5 Many North American VTHs utilize footbaths and footmats at entrances and key control points throughout the veterinary hospital in an endeavor to decrease trafficking of pathogenic microorganism on contaminated footwear.