What is Calicivirus? And how do you know a cat has it or merely something similar? Read on to find out how to deal with this deadly disease in your shelter, so you're prepared ahead of time.
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From the Magazine
Upper respiratory infections in cats are an ongoing challenge for shelter staff seeking to keep their kitties healthy and adoptable. Brenda Griffin, D.V.M., lays the groundwork for an approach to keep cats wheeze-free.
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.
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.
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The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.