San Francisco SPCA Ringworm Program

October 2016

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

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. Learn how the San Francisco SPCA runs their own successful ringworm program, Shelters Preventing Outbreaks of Ringworm through Education (SPORE), along with how to implement a proactive approach to managing ringworm in your own animal population from Dr. Sandra Newbury, in the video series below. 

San Francisco SPCA SPORE Program
In this free recorded presentation, Laura Mullen, the Ringworm Program Coordinator at the San Francisco SPCA, will walk you through some of the practices and protocols they have implemented in their SPORE program that makes managing ringworm a success. Be sure to access the SFSPCA Shelter Medicine Ringworm Protocol and the Ringworm Poster in the related links on the right side of this page.

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Ringworm Roundup 1 & 2
The following two part video series by Dr. Sandra Newbury, National Shelter Medicine Extension Veterinarian for the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, covers how to systematically tame a ringworm outbreak and prevent future outbreaks from occurring in your pet population.  Don’t forget to take the quiz after watching each video to receive a Certificate of Attendance!

Ringworm Roundup 1: Overview
Ringworm Round 2: Outbreak Management

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