Video Length: 43 minutes
This presentation reviews common blood-borne parasites of cats and dogs that may be of importance in a shelter setting, including an overview of their life cycles and transmission, diagnostic tests that can be done in a shelter setting and treatments, if applicable, that are practical for animals in shelters. It was recorded at the 2017 ASPCA-Cornell Maddie's Shelter Medicine Conference.
Dr. Araceli Lucio-Forster earned her PhD in Microbiology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 2007 where she studied zoonotic waterborne and soil-transmitted parasites under the tutelage of Dr. Dwight D. Bowman. After earning her degree, she was hired in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, where her focus is teaching a course in Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology to 3rd and 4th year veterinary students.
Additionally, she is a co-instructor in Wildlife Parasitology and Parasites as Literary Protagonists, and an invited lecturer in General, Medical and Veterinary Parasitology, Swine Management and Sheep and Goat Medicine Lab courses. Dr. Lucio-Forster has authored several manuscripts on parasite detection, and is currently working alongside Dr. Bowman, on parasitology chapters for the new edition of Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters.