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Is there a single-dose, less expensive drug to treat giardiasis in shelter dogs and cats?

Published: Apr 26th, 2017

Is there not some other treatment regimen we can discover that is more successful, not only in curing the infection, but from a staff and animal welfare perspective as well?

Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range.

Defining ‘good quality of life’ for pets in shelters

Published: Apr 13th, 2017

When we talk about a shelter pet’s “quality of life,” what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition.

How is running an animal shelter like having a checking account?

Published: Apr 5th, 2017

Money in, money out, money in the bank. That’s how it works with finances, and the same can be true for animals, said Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley at the 2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference.

April 3 deadline to enroll for online Masters in shelter medicine!

Published: Mar 29th, 2017

The April 3 deadline to enroll for an online Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Shelter Medicine is almost here!

Giving ringworm a ‘clean break’ in your animal shelter

Published: Mar 21st, 2017

How do you stop the cycle of ringworm transmission in an animal shelter? By giving it a clean break, said Dr. Sandra Newbury at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.

Registration for summer shelter certificate and Masters degree programs opens Monday, March 27!

Published: Mar 15th, 2017

Do you want to grow your skills in the field of animal sheltering or shelter medicine? Do you currently work full-time, or live outside of the Gainesville area? Then the […]

Shelters unite in central Vietnam to end the cruel dog meat trade

Published: Mar 8th, 2017

Former MSMP resident Dr. Katherine Polak teamed up with Adam Parascandola from Humane Society International for a series of lectures on how to tackle the dog and cat meat trade.

What animal shelters need to know when it’s not kennel cough after all

Published: Feb 28th, 2017

Every shelter dreads it: the sound of dogs coughing. It might mean kennel cough… or it might not. Do you know how to identify the pathogens behind the outbreak, and how to respond?

UF shelter medicine research helping save FeLV cats from hoarding case

Published: Feb 21st, 2017

It was one of the most horrifying hoarding cases Pasado’s Safe Haven had ever seen. Its details are too horrible even to include in this post. But the surviving cats […]