Foster care saves lives when strep zoo hits animal shelter

June 19, 2018

Streptococcus zooepidemicus, known more commonly as strep zoo, is one of the most fearful respiratory diseases that can strike a shelter dog. How did the dogs at the Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, AZ, escape it? Thanks to the swift response of the shelter medicine team and loving foster homes! “This is a truly… Learn More


Streptococcus zooepidemicus - An Emerging Pathogen in Shelters

Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhDOctober 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