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  • November 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: When Is a Virulent Calicivirus Really a Virulent Calicivirus?

    Shelters are seeing outbreaks of virulent systemic feline calicivirus ??? or are they? Dr. Kate Hurley explains the basics of diagnosing and controlling strains of FCV.

  • September 1, 2007

    These Boots are Made for Protectin'

    When OSHA charged a New York shelter with violations, Executive Director Kathy Contino-Turner got a crash course in safety compliance.

  • September 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: The Most Persistent Fungus Among Us

    Ringworm is one of the easiest zoonotic diseases to contract'and, in the shelter environment, one of the hardest to get rid of. Here's a primer on causes, symptoms, and effective controls.

  • July 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: Hands Down, Feet First, Clean Clothing Not Optional

    You may be vaccinating by the book, but dirty hands, feet, and clothing can negate all that hard work. Dr. Kate Hurley offers tips on how to clean up your act.

  • May 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: A Basic Physical Examination for Shelter Animals

    Fundamental to maintaining a healthy shelter population is a system for examining all animals as soon as possible after intake. Veterinarian Lila Miller of the ASPCA runs through the basics.

  • April 30, 2007

    Online Extra - Form a Puppy Protection Brigade

    Does your shelter experience frequent cases or outbreaks of canine parvovirus? Do you receive large numbers of young puppies? Do you lack adequate facilities for quarantine? You are not alone. These conditions are common, particularly in southeastern shelters. If you are searching for some cost-effective protocols to decrease the number of parvo cases in your shelter, try what has worked at the Lee County Humane Society in Auburn, Alabama.

  • April 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: Controlling Parvo: Real-Life Scenarios

    Dr. Hurley shares real cases sent to her by shelters and rescue groups'and provides potential solutions for controlling the spread of the often deadly disease, parvo.

  • March 1, 2007

    Q & A: New Shelter Book: It's for the Birds

    We talk to bird expert Eileen McCarthy about the troubles birds have in shelters and about ways to make sure our feathery friends find a comfortable roost when they visit.

  • March 1, 2007

    Night-Drop Kennels for Animals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Long a source of controversy in the field, night-drop kennels are loved by some shelters and despised by others. Here's a look at the pros and cons.

  • March 1, 2007

    Toying With Your Kitties

    Looking for a great toy that encourages potential adopters to interact with your cats without spreading germs? Jennifer Hatch, cattery manager at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Oregon, has come to the rescue.

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