Cornell Conference 2013

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

July 2013

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

FeLV and FIV

July 2013

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


July 2013

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

Use of Dexmedetomidine

July 2013

This presentation considers the pharmacology, clinical presentation and nuanced usage of several injectable anesthesia regimes utilizing the drug dexmedetomidine. Learn More

Using GIS to Target Spay Neuter Efforts

July 2013

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