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  • 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.

  • May 1, 2007

    The 101 Department: Keeping Animals in Transfer Programs Healthy

    Veterinarian Jan Scarlett provides tips on moving animals in transfer programs to their new destinations safely.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2006

    Book Review: Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching

    For those who've been following the news of outbreaks of bird flu as they get closer and closer to home, and for those who are blissfully ignorant of the looming specter of another global pandemic, this book provides an in-depth look at the history of avian viruses and of H5N1 in particular.

  • October 2, 2006

    Heartworm: Frequently Asked Questions

    Environmental changes are paving the way for the spread of heartworm, but veterinarians and scientists know more about the disease than ever before.

  • 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.

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