FeLV and FIV testing in shelters, chemical solutions for aggressive animals, shelter enrichment for dogs and cats are just a few of the hot topics featured in our recordings from the 2011 Cornell conference co-hosted by Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University.
Dealing with Feline Leukemia (FeLV) in animal shelters can be complicated. Listen to Dr. Kate Gollon, DVM and Swanson Intern in Shelter Medicine at Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, talk about why to test for FeLV, which cats should be tested, what kinds of tests are available, testing kittens, and test results and disease progression.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a viral infection of cats. Although the prevalence is low, it is still a concern for homeless cats in shelters. Listen to Dr. Nicole Putney, Maddie's Intern in Shelter Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine present FIV Testing in Shelters: Why, Who and When?
Animals undergoing anesthesia and surgery do go through pain and there is a lot that can be done to help minimize their pain, stress and discomfort.
Dr. Jan Scarlett presents Using Shelter Metrics to Measure and Set Goals at the 2011 ASPCA/Maddie's Shelter Medicine Mini Conference. Learn about what data you can get interesting information from and why it is important to collect data.