Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University co-hosted a two-day conference featuring tracks designed for veterinarians, shelter administrators, veterinary technicians and veterinary students. Presentations covered resent research data, insights and proven strategies for saving lives in animal shelters.
- Coccidia in a Shelter Setting
- FeLV and FIV
- Giardia: For Shelter Staff and Volunteers
- How to Start a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program in Your Community
- Toxoplasmosis, Truth, Fiction, and Crazy Cat Ladies?
- Use of Dexmedetomidine in Shelter Anesthesia Injectable Combinations
- Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Target Spay/Neuter Efforts
A discussion of the status of research on non-surgical sterilants for dogs and cats. Learn More
Coccidia is a hearty organism that can cause unrelenting issues in the animal shelter. This talk will review best practices in managing, treating and preventing these organisms in your population. Learn More
Shelters often perform FeLV/FIV tests to determine if these retroviruses are present within the cats that they care for. This presentation reviews indications and proper technique for test performance as well as interpretation of results and implications for cats who test positive. Learn More
This presentation examines the technology behind the only FDA-approved nonsurgical sterilant for use in male dogs, and outlines the importance of training and proper injection technique, tips for successful implementation and real-life examples of how animal welfare groups are currently using it. Learn More
Rabies kills approximately 70,000 people annually worldwide. Animals enter our shelters daily with unknown rabies vaccination status, and have possibly had contact with rabid animals. Learn More
Toxoplasmosis has been in the popular news a lot lately, and cats often get blamed as the source of human infections. This review of current research will attempt to separate fact from fiction and provide staff and volunteers with information regarding the risks in working with the cats in their care. Learn More
This presentation considers the pharmacology, clinical presentation and nuanced usage of several injectable anesthesia regimes utilizing the drug dexmedetomidine. Learn More
Large numbers of kittens entering shelters continue to be a major problem for many shelters. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used to identify geographic areas that repeatedly are a source of kittens. Learn More