UF Conference 2013

The 2013 University of Florida Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program Conference was held in conjunction with Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Experts in the field of shelter medicine conducted workshops on a variety of health issues that affect the dogs and cats in shelters across the county. From the day-long session, Face to Face with Feral Freedom, to the medical sessions with topics such as treating post-surgical pain, ringworm outbreak management and treating parvovirus, learn how your community and your shelter can save more lives.

Respiratory Infections in Shelters

October 2013

Assuming a cough is kennel cough just might cause you to miss an important diagnosis. Learn More

Ringworm Roundup One Overview

October 2013

Managing ringworm in homeless pet populations can be easier than you think, when you have your eyes open, and equipped with a systematic approach and the right tools. Learn More

Ringworm Roundup Two Outbreak Management

October 2013

In the second half of "Ringworm Roundup," Dr. Newbury discusses a step-by-step plan for managing any disease outbreak, but with a specific focus on ringworm. Learn More

Saving More Kittens with Kitten University

October 2013

Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst, Director of Operations at the Jacksonville Humane Society, discusses protocols and procedures in place for their kitten nursery, known as Kitten University. This talk was part of the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference track of the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference. Learn More

Shelter Based Feral Freedom

October 2013

Feral Freedom return-to-field programs are quickly becoming the gold standard for community cat management in progressive communities nationwide. In Charleston County, South Carolina, animal organizations have implemented the Feral Freedom strategy as a collaboration of local organizations and animal control agencies, affirmed by ordinances created to reinforce this strategy to save more lives and reduce intake. Learn More

Vet to Vet Canine Circovirus

October 2013

Dr. Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD and Clinical Assistant Professor for Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida, discusses the emerging Canine Circovirus. Learn More

Vet to Vet Evidence Based Parvovirus Treatment

October 2013

Recent findings from a study of outpatient protocols in the treatment of canine parvovirus gastroenteritis. Learn More

Vet to Vet Recuvrya

October 2013

A new kind of medication for treating post-surgical pain in dogs. Learn More

Vet to Vet Tail Vaccinations in Cats

October 2013

Research on tail vaccinations in cats, which offer another option to help treat feline vaccine-related sarcomas. Surprisingly, the cats in this study tolerated the injection well. Learn More

Vet to Vet Updates on Spay Neuter Research

October 2013

Dr. Amie Burling, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Resident at the University of Florida, discusses updates on spay and neuter research. Learn More