Ask a Shelter Vet: Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program
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Your most common shelter health questions answered by our team of shelter veterinarians at the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. Check back monthly for new topics or join our email list to get our program newsletter in your inbox.
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Caring for Suspected Distemper Survivors in a Foster Home
“Can you tell me the name of the viral shedding canine distemper test we should ask our veterinarian to give and advise us on the safest protocol to follow?”
Anesthesia Protocols for a Pediatric Spay Program
“Can you share your recommendations for pediatric anesthesia protocols?”
Veterinary Supervision in Animal Shelters: What is a Shelter Vet’s Responsibility
“I am concerned that a shelter veterinarian must have more than just written authority for the sheltered animals in their care. Can you advise?”