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Dr. Jill Kirk, left, and Karen Slomba, right.

How canine distemper almost ravaged a shelter – and why it didn’t

Published: May 22nd, 2019

In many shelters, distemper in any dog leads to euthanasia of every dog in the shelter, in the name of protecting dogs in the community from the disease.

Mixed breed shelter dog

Canine distemper outbreak controlled as N.C. shelter works with community, UF Shelter Medicine Program

Published: May 17th, 2018

There’s good news for dogs exposed to canine distemper at North Carolina’s Anson County Animal Shelter!

Dr. Cynda Crawford sending a survivor to its new home

UF shelter medicine program and rural S.C. shelter team up to save dogs from distemper

Published: Jul 5th, 2017

After working with UF and MSMP, all the dogs have recovered and are on their way to new homes.

Can in-shelter antibody tests protect dogs from parvo and distemper?

Published: Jul 7th, 2016

Can animal shelters protect the dogs in their care from illness and euthanasia even if they’ve been exposed to canine parvovirus (CPV) or canine distemper (CDV)?