Ringworm Roundup One Overview

October 2013 by Sandra Newbury, DVM

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 84 minutes

Managing ringworm in homeless pet populations is easier than you think, but only when you have your eyes open, and you're equipped with a plan and the right tools. Even outbreaks can be tamed with a careful, systematic approach. Anyone who wants to prevent ringworm from impacting their animal populations - especially veterinarians, vet techs, animal shelter and rescue group leaders, line staff and foster caregivers - will benefit from this session, given by Dr. Sandra Newbury, National Shelter Medicine Extension Veterinarian for the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. This presentation is part of the University of Florida's Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program track at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.

You'll learn about:

  • Transmission, incubation and risk factors
  • Environmental contamination
  • Screening, recognition, diagnostics and quick tests
  • Wood's lamp 101
  • Direct examinations of hair
  • Using and understanding fungal cultures
  • Treatment basics

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Dr. Sandra Newbury

Sandra newbury, DVM

Dr. Newbury is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in infectious disease and population management as it relates to group health. She joined the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California Davis in 2006 and serves as the Chair of the Shelter Standards Task Force of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Newbury has published several articles and book chapters relevant to shelter medicine. Her work has focused on infectious disease, immunology, and population medicine to improve understanding of shelter animal health, disease response and animal welfare. Dr. Newbury's focus in the last several years has been to open a discussion around the concept of capacity for care in the field of animal sheltering, examining means by which capacity needs could be estimated and adequate capacity could be better defined. She travels throughout the year and has worked with shelters of all kinds across the U.S. and, more recently, in Canada and Australia. Dr. Newbury focuses on partnerships between shelters, veterinarians and the community to improve health, welfare and positive outcomes for homeless animals. She and her son share their home in Madison with several minimally compliant and beloved pets.

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