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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?

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.

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.

What you need to know about FIV-positive and negative cats living together

Published: Feb 15th, 2017

At a recent Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, Annette Litster described a new study of cats living together in a home setting as well as the kittens of FIV-positive mothers in a shelter.

Study: Is there a single-dose treatment for coccidiosis in shelter dogs and cats?

Published: Dec 15th, 2016

Shelter pets would be a lot better off if there were a single-dose, affordable treatment for coccidiosis, a protozoal infection that causes diarrhea in dogs and cats, particularly in vulnerable puppies and kittens.

Infectious diseases in cats rescued from hoarders

Published: Nov 16th, 2016

Animals seized from hoarding situations frequently suffer from conditions including enteric and respiratory infections, retroviruses, dermatophytosis, malnutrition, and other evidence of neglect.

Treating heartworm in shelter dogs: Yes, you can!

Published: Oct 18th, 2016

Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that’s affordable and successful?

Just say no to chaos in the animal shelter: Here’s how

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

When it comes to smooth operations at animal shelters, what goes hand in hand with daily rounds? The development and use of standard operating procedures, or SOPs.

How to get and stay on top of animal care in your shelter with daily rounds

Published: Jul 20th, 2016

Learn the practical principle behind daily rounds, a simple-to-implement practice that ensures no animal’s general, medical, or behavior needs fall through the cracks.