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  • 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.

  • January 1, 2007

    Shelter Medicine: A Blend of Science and Art

    Dr. Lila Miller outlines what you should know about veterinary care in the shelter setting'and what you can and can't do to make it better.

  • November 1, 2006

    The Virus that Never Dies?

    Parvovirus is a persistent microscopic beast that can endure in the environment for months or even years. But there are ways to stop it in its tracks and keep it from infecting your shelter population.

  • July 1, 2006

    Vaccination Station: The Finer Points of Shelter Protocols

    UC Davis Shelter Medicine Program director Kate Hurley answers common questions about vaccinations in the shelter.

  • November 1, 2004

    Raising the Consciousness of Young Vets

    A collaboration between an Ohio shelter and a nearby veterinary college is resulting in healthier shelter pets'and veterinarians eager to serve as advocates for homeless animals.

  • July 1, 2004

    Zoonotic Disease: The Enemy In Our Midst

    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.

  • March 1, 2004

    What's Happening: Misinformation about the Dangers of Toxoplasmosis

    A mailing to OB/GYN offices nationwide addressing misinformation about the risks of toxoplasmosis receives an overwhelming response.

  • March 1, 2004

    Keeping Babies from Having Babies

    A pair of extensive studies confirms the benefits of pediatric sterilization.

  • March 1, 2004

    Why I Do What I Do

    In the first appearance of her regular column, shelter veterinarian Kate Hurley introduces herself and her background.

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