Bites, Scratches, Cuts & Abrasions from Animals

  • For small wounds – allow to bleed freely. If necessary, control bleeding by applying direct pressure with a sterile gauze or bandage.
  • Immediately wash with copious quantities of soap and water. If eyes or mucous membranes are exposed, irrigate the area for at least 15 minutes with water.
  • Seek medical treatment.
  • Report incident to PI/supervisor, Animal Care Services Director and Biological Safety Office (352) 392-1591.