How, When and Who to Test for Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

October 2013 by Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 9 minutes

Dr. Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD and Clinical Assistant Professor for Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, describes how, when and who to test for canine respiratory disease complex (CIRDC), also known as kennel cough, in her Beyond Kennel Cough presentation at the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference track of the 2013 No More Homeless Pets Conference. This short video will help viewers learn how to get the most out of diagnostic testing when dealing with CIRDC in animal shelters.

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Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD

Dr. Cynda Crawford is Maddie's® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine in Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Crawford earned a PhD in Immunology/Infectious Diseases from the University of Florida in 1984 and a DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the same institution in 1989. Her areas of expertise include canine and feline infectious diseases, and evaluation of diagnostic tests and vaccines for infectious diseases.

She focuses on diagnosis and management of viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections in shelter dogs. Dr. Crawford was instrumental in identifying the H3N8 canine influenza virus and among the pioneering researchers into the disease when it first presented in shelter dogs in Florida in 2004.

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