July 1, 2006
News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.
May 1, 2006
The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.
March 1, 2005
Vaccine study finds coughing increases with longer kennel stays. Disease study finds shelters aren't the root source of viruses'but certainly help them along.
November 1, 2004
Veterinarian Kate Hurley interviews an Idaho shelter director about the salmonella outbreak in his facility'and about what he's doing to prevent future crises.
July 1, 2004
Veterinarian Kate Hurley reviews the basics of zoonotic disease, including some simple steps you can take to protect your environment, animals, and people from widespread infection.
May 1, 2004
Researchers trace origins of the disease in one California community and recommend effective prevention strategies.
July 1, 2003
Shelters that handle any species affected by monkeypox need to take extra health-screening precautions with these and other animals entering their facilities.
March 1, 2003
Coccidiosis can have detrimental effects on the health of young animals, but the good news is that strict cleaning protocols and inexpensive treatments make the disease more manageable than other common problems such as URI and parvovirus.
March 1, 2002
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD), also known as Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD) or Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD), a contagious disease, has reared its ugly head in the United States.
January 1, 2002
What kind of kitty litter do you use? Where do you get it, and do you mix donated litters? What kind do the cats in your shelter seem to like best, and which is the cleanest?