Video Length: 21 minutes
In this short presentation, 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 (DogCV). This talk was part of the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference track of the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.
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Dr. Cynda Crawford is Maddie's® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine in Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Crawford earned a PhD in Immunology/Infectious Diseases from the University of Florida in 1984 and a DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the same institution in 1989. Her areas of expertise include canine and feline infectious diseases, and evaluation of diagnostic tests and vaccines for infectious diseases.
She focuses on diagnosis and management of viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections in shelter dogs. Dr. Crawford was instrumental in identifying the H3N8 canine influenza virus and among the pioneering researchers into the disease when it first presented in shelter dogs in Florida in 2004.