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Table 2 Perceptions of infection control among respondents at four equine hospitals (no. of answers)

From: A pre- and post-intervention study of infection control in equine hospitals in Sweden

Question 1: If you comply only partly or not at all with IC procedures, what is/are the reason/s for this?
Practical reasons Knowledge Str0065ss/lack of awareness
• Short sleeves etc., impractical when cold (n = 3) • Have not read any procedures (4) • Too many cases at one time (1)
• Insufficient supply of hygiene products (2) • Don’t know of any/there are no procedures (2) • Acute case, no time for hygiene (1)
• No place to wash shoes/boots (2) • Lack of information (1) • Oblivion or no time when work is stressful (3)
• Theory is one thing, must work in practice, tedious (3) • Lack of education (1) • Reflex, routine (1)
• Ongoing rebuilding, difficult (1)   
Question 2: Enter, in your opinion, the most important reason/reasons for applying hygiene procedures in an animal hospital.
Contagious risk/protection Antimicrobial resistance Other
• Reduce/prevent spread of infectious agents to humans and animals (n = 38) • Counteract spread of resistant agents (5) • Good for customer (2)
• Provide best possible care (4) • Reduce use of antimicrobials (1) • Reduce costs (1)
• Fewer complications (1)   • Confidence (1)
• Prevent what cannot be seen (1)   • Nice with clean working environment (2)
• Staff security (1)   • Box to tick “There is no reason” (0)