There's good news for dogs exposed to canine distemper at North Carolina's Anson County Animal Shelter!
The most recent issue of Florida Veterinarian magazine interviewed our own Dr. Cynda Crawford about the role played by Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program during last year's canine influenza outbreak.
After working with UF and MSMP, all the dogs have recovered and are on their way to new homes.
An outbreak of the highly contagious H3N2 canine influenza virus has now been confirmed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and Illinois.
This highly contagious disease needs to be on the radar of all shelters and foster-based rescue groups that handle dogs.
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?
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.