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  • 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.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    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

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    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

    Learning to Cope With Big Bad Bugs

    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

    Outbreak of Drug-Resistant Salmonella at an Animal Shelter

    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.

  • 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.

  • May 1, 2004

    Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus: A Case Study

    Researchers trace origins of the disease in one California community and recommend effective prevention strategies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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