UF Conference 2011

Experts who are doing the most innovative research in shelter medicine were featured at this conference sponsored by Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. Conference recordings include the latest strategies for behavior assessment and pain management and the core aspects of successfully managing a shelter's medical program.

Anesthetic Management in Animal Shelters

October 2011

Dr. Sheilah Robertson gives a fantastic presentation on Anesthetic Management in Animal Shelters at the 2011 University of Florida's Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference. Dr. Robertson talks about historical and current data related to anesthetic mortality, which patients are more at risk, certain drugs or techniques implicated, and what we can do to decrease risks. Learn More

Being an Antibiotic Watchdog

October 2011

Antibiotic use in the animal shelter is practically unavoidable, however the use of antibiotics must carefully be weighed. Listen to Dr. Cate McManus, VMD, MPH, DACVPM, and third year Maddie's Shelter Medicine Resident at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, share challenges, risks, and guidelines for antibiotic use in animal shelters. Learn More

Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoal Infections in Shelters

October 2011

Protozoal infections in shelters are not always easy to deal with. Learn from Dr. Laura Andersen, third year Maddie's Shelter Medicine Resident at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, as she shares her latest research findings and ways shelters can use this information to diagnose, treat and manage protozoal infections in animal shelters and rescues. Learn More

Fighting SNAFUs with SOPs

October 2011

Have you been wondering how you can impose order upon chaos in your animal shelter or rescue organization? Well, this is the talk for you! Listen in while Dr. Michael Moyer, Director of the Shelter Animal Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and current President and Board Member of the American Animal Hospital Association, presents a well thought out and information packed talk on Fighting SNAFUs with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). Learn More

More Than Medicine

October 2011

Dr. DiGangi and Dr. Jacks will discuss how to create a Daily Veterinary Rounds Team and integrate its functions into shelter operations. They will also share practical tips and techniques for ensuring efficient and effective daily rounds. Learn More

Strep zoo

October 2011

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. Learn More

Training Experts in Shelter Medicine

October 2011

Training experts in shelter medicine is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine. Listen to Dr. Julie Levy, Director of Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, share what is involved with this specialized training and the exciting opportunities the field brings to animal sheltering. Learn More

Vaccination Protocols for Shelter Dogs

October 2011

Is your organization up to snuff with the latest regarding vaccination protocols for your dogs? If not, listen to Dr. Annette Litster, Director of Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, present the latest evidence at the University of Florida's Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference 2011. Learn More