Strep zoo

October 2011 by Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 62 minutes

An emerging disease is causing deadly concern to homeless dogs in animal shelters. Listen to Dr. Cynda Crawford, Clinical Assistant Professor in Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, present at the UF Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference 2011 on Streptococcus zooepidemicus. Although this is an uncommon bacteria found in dogs, this is a real concern for dogs in shelters. You will learn what the organism is, the clinical presentation of infected dogs, how to diagnosis it and how to treat and manage this disease in an outbreak.

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About Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD

Dr. Cynda Crawford earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees at North Carolina State University, followed by completion of a PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Florida in 1984. She graduated from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 and practiced small animal medicine in Tallahassee for 10 years. Following a postdoctoral research position focusing on the pathogenesis of FIV in kittens, she joined the Small Animal Clinical Sciences faculty at the UF CVM in 2001. Science 2008, she has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the UF CVM. Her areas of expertise include canine and feline infectious diseases, and diagnostic tests and vaccines for infectious diseases. Her current focus is the diagnosis of viruses and bacteria that cause acute respiratory infections in dogs in shelters. She was instrumental in identifying canine influenza virus and among the pioneering researchers into the disease.

 

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