Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University co-hosted a 2-day conference featuring experts on shelter behavior, disease, emergency care and shelter management.
- Behavior Modification in the Shelter: When and How
- Don't Be a Fomite! Principles of Disease Transmission in Shelters
- Enrichment and Training for Dogs and Cats
- Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
- Housing for Health and Wellness
- How Clean is "Clean"? Principles of Cleaning and Disinfection in Animal Shelters
- Lifesaving Intake Protocols and Preventive Health Care Strategies
- Metrics as a Tool for Disease Management
- Metrics as a Tool for Managing Infectious Disease in the Shelter
- Panleukopenia and Parvovirus: Updates, Diagnostic Testing and Management of Outbreaks
- Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats
- Stress Reduction for Shelter Dogs
Don't Be a Fomite Principles of Disease Transmission
Animal shelters can be a breeding ground for infectious diseases. Dr. Erin Henry shares common methods by which diseases are spread through a shelter.
Enrichment and Training
Ms. Bollen talks about the benefits of enrichment and training for both dogs and cats, as well as the value of these programs in enhancing opportunities for adoption.
Lifesaving Intake Protocols and Preventative Care
Intake procedures and ongoing activities designed to protect shelter animal health and wellness.
Metrics for Disease Management
Metrics are essential to monitoring population health and evaluating the effectiveness of changes in protocols and management strategies.
Metrics for Managing Infectious Disease
Population management involves the integration of disease recording as it occurs, and the calculation and monitoring of key disease metrics over time.
Panleukopenia and Parvovirus
Dr. Berliner shares relevant updates on panleukopenia and parvovirus, a description of diagnostic tests that are available, and recommendations regarding management of such diseases in the shelter environment.
Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats
Various strategies for reducing the stress experienced by cats in a shelter environment.
Stress Reduction for Shelter Dogs
Various strategies for reducing the stress experienced by dogs in a shelter environment.
Dr. Newmark discusses zoonotic diseases that are commonly seen in animal shelters as well as strategies for their prevention and control.